Framed Tote Bag

A while back I purchased this tote bag from a wonderful online store called French Cupboard.

I really loved the printing on it.
But as you may have guessed from the title, I didn't plan on using it as a tote bag.

This frame was the right size and I bought it on sale and used a coupon.
So the price was right, the size was right......
The finish was all wrong.

Paint time!
I plan on doing a tutorial on this finish in the (hopefully) near future.

Here's my tote bag, cut up and in it's new frame.

It will hang in the guest room, but I have one more piece I need to finish up first.
That way I can hang them at the same time.

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  1. I love this idea. And the darker paint colour looks really good, too. :)

  2. Ooh la la....what a marvelous idea!
    I just love the technique you used on the frame.


  3. What a creative idea! I love anything French! Wouldn't have thought to frame a tote bag.... love it! I also love the painted frame. You have a fun blog ~ I am now your newest follower! xo

  4. Your framed tote bag is tres magnifique! I really love it, and I also love how you painted the frame, too! What a great idea!

  5. What a great idea! I love it and that little frame is adorable! The color is perfect!!

  6. Girl, that looks great! Love the idea. Love the tote! Love the paint color on the frame! Love the little crown! Love it all! Did I say LOVE?

  7. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You :-)


  8. I love this!! I am looking forward to seeing how you did this.

  9. Such great idea, Lisa! I did frame the first baby clothes of my little ones. Never could have thought of framing a tote bag.
    Have a happy Tuesday! xx

  10. Every week you amaze me!!!
    Thanks for linking up!!

  11. Such a creative idea that came out AWESOME!

  12. I like the paint effect lots and lots...Hooray for tutorials!!


  13. Such a fantastic idea. I love it. Wow, you are creative.

  14. Love it!!! What about the fantastic metal basket and the pillows? Where are they from? :)