Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Thrifty Shadow Box Project

I am linking this post to Tales of Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday .

     These shadow box frames are for my someday project. Have you seen the prices of shawdow box frames new? They are way out of my price range for the project I am planning.

     So everywhere I go I am looking for shadow box frames. I do not care what is on the inside, if it is cheap and can be opened up, I buy it.

     Recently I found the first three at a thrift shop for $1.00 each.  I could not beleive these nice wood shadow box frames with paper red roses were that cheap.  On the back of each one of them is the price tag of $12.99 and they had come from target. I am going to keep them with the roses until after Valentines.

     The other ones I have purchased mostly from yardsales and the most I spent was $3.00 for the large blue one with the bathroom scene. Most of the others were $1.00 including the 2 matching ones that came from ikea and are still wrapped in the shrink wrap. I do not know what the original price was, but I would not think they were cheap.

     My some day project is to take them apart, paint each one white and chippy them up a bit, line with burlap and place some of my shells in them.  I am really excited about this except for the part of trying to make them all into a grouping on one wall.  That intimidates me a little. I think if they were all one size and shape it would be easier, but we will see. This will be a very thrifty wall displaly because I paid so very little for the frames and have collected some nice shells from yardsales, thrift stores and auctions. I will be putting one special shell in each frame. Thanks for stopping by and hope the weather is better in you neck of the woods than in ours!!! ~~Sherry~~


  1. Nice blog you have. It is great fun to be on the look-out for thrifty things that you can use for your projects. Hope you find what you need. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope to see you again. Hugs, Karie

  2. Great idea, and I love that you are using your resources to find the boxes at a discount!
    Happy Thursday!

  3. Good luck on your project. One thing you can do is cut out patterns in brown paper of the items you want to hang...tape them to the wall until you get the design you like. After that nail them up.

  4. I too was looking for shadow boxes and found some unfinished wood boxes at Hobby Lobby for a steal when I used my coupon!

  5. Thank you so very much for being a part of Tales from Bloggeritaville’s Thrifty Thursday!
    It’s a party because of you!!!! I so appreciate my Bloggeritaville friends and wanted to take this time to thankyou for being a friend to Bloggeritaville.
    Hope to see you for the next Thrifty Thursday….and hopefully even sooner with a post everyday this week, so I welcome your visit!
    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  6. Good for you! Well done to be patient and willing to wait for deals second-hand. Isn't it rewarding to do that sort of thing? I *love* shells too...I'm sure your display will turn out beautifully. :)

    Many blessings,