Here is a picture from Pinterest that I adore:
Love the vintage feel and the letters! So this got me thinking! I would love to go antiquing and find little treasures, but I don't have the resources or the time, right now. But I can still achieve the look! So here is what I did to replicate!
I was browsing in Walmart looking for fishing wire when I noticed the graphic mailbox numbers. This sheet cost a buck 79. I instantly saw art!
I bought some very inexpensive black frames to achieve my look. To make my numerals art, I simply placed the mailbox numbers in order...after I inked them up a bit! I backed them with a piece of scrapbook paper that matches my living room.
Then I made several other framed pieces of "vintage" art! I framed keys from Teresa Collin's Blingage and old Making Memories paperclips. Here are the elements of my vingette:
And the shelf they decorate! I have shelves above my windows and they are cool design elements! I mixed in some older books and glass bottles. I also collected different letter M's from various craft stores and painted/distressed! I love how it looks. Well, all except for the paint color, which is changing in about a week! That I will share soon!
My little shelf of treasures, all for only a few dollars!