Wednesday, September 3, 2014

From Interestosity to Cottage Frameworks and a wedding

UPDATE!!  In case you missed it, we changed our name from Interestosity to Cottage Frameworks.  I loved the way that Interestosity looked but it was too hard to pronounce.  We also have a Facebook page now at https://www.facebook.com/CottageFrameworks. It will be updated with all of our latest frames.

Some updates... one of our new favorite gallery/collages is for weddings.  These are from a pink and yellow themed wedding. 





Thursday, September 5, 2013

Contoured Reclaimed Wood Frames

If you have been reading my blog you know that we recently started building frames as a business.  It has been a great experience.  We are still SUPER small and sell mostly to locals or customers who have found us through Oh Sweet Sadie Boutique.  We build every frame ourselves and I hand paint each frame myself.  And I love it! 

During our first show my husband stumbled upon some wood that was being thrown away in a job site dumpster.  He realized that the contoured wood was perfect to make our unique frames.  And since then we have been making both our regular 1x4 in., 1x6 in. frames and contoured frames. 

The contoured wood frames are very rustic.  The pieces don't always meet exactly and some have knots or uneven edges.  I love naturalness of the wood.


 
 
 
 
The striped frame is contoured and the lemon print is 1x4in wood.

 
Another close up.
 
That is just a few of the pictures of our contoured wood frames.  It is difficult to see in the picture.  But it is Gorgeous in person.  We can build these in any size picture frame up to a size 11x14.  We can design frames to match any color, fabric, or color combinations you would like and will be accepting orders through Etsy soon. 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Settee

I recently reupholstered a small settee/couch for my small sitting room.  I found her at a local thrift store.  She had sat so long in the garage that my husband began threatening to take her back.  So I finally gathered my courage and set to work. 






 Here is the before...

 
The back cushions were shredded--probably by a pet?  I had to replace the back foam because of holes and stains.
 
 
 
I whitewashed the legs and wood trim. I am happy with the result. 
 
It was a great learning experience and hopefully my upholstery skills will keep improving!
Maybe I will take a class...
 
The pillows I whipped up to add a little drama, they are 26x26 pillows.  I found the fabric (both the upholstery and pillows) on the remnant table at Hancock Fabrics.  One of my favorite places to look for scrap fabric.
 
 
Without the pillows....
 
 
 
Thanks for visiting!  I will have some new posts soon.  My camera and computer are finally working again!!