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We are fortunate enough to live in a great neighbourhood where it’s easy to stumble upon some very interesting finds.  There’s a great mix of people that live in this neighbourhood – where home-owners, apartment dwellers, and small businesses alike, call the neighbourhood home.  One such place is Oasis, which has now relocated.  Oasis was a community-based shop which collected donations and sold them for profit.  The profit was then used to run a series of homes for victims of addictions.  An old Victorian-looking house two doors down from our building was where Oasis used to sit.  I loved to go there and look around; there was always something new.

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One day, John.e and I were walking home from a Saturday stroll along the Danforth, when we stopped in to see what was new.  John.e saw a pile of old pictures and paintings and remembered a Pinterest project we wanted to recreate.  We bought the old pictures, and the rest of our Saturday afternoon had been mapped out.

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John.e removed all of the pictures and paintings and examined the frames.  Sitting on our balcony, he removed any nails or hooks, and sanded them down a little to rough them up.  When he was finished, I painted each one with a base coat of white paint.  Next, I applied a second coat of paint in various shades of ivory.  (The lattice patterned frame and the smaller oval shaped frame were purchased as is from Target.  We did not paint those; however, I did paint them later when we decided to change our accent colours in our living room from turquoise to red.)

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After the paint was fully dry, we took them out to the balcony and using sandpaper and a putty knife, we roughed up the edges and tried to establish a damaged, antique look.  To be completely honest, there were a few frames that John.e purposely banged on the metal balcony walls to give them more of a beaten/tattered look.

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The following morning, with tools in hand, John.e hung the frames in a random pattern while I supervised.  😉  The picture at the bottom shows how it looks now.  We have since relocated the frames to a different wall in our living room/dining room area.  You will also note that the two blue frames have been painted with red paint to match the new accent colour.

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