Jan 24, 2013

Goodwill Gallery Wall

Have I ever told you that Marshall and I are both musically inclined? I don't think the subject has ever come up. Marshall plays the guitar and mandolin, and I play the flute, mallet instruments (marimba, xylophone, etc.), soprano and sopranino recorders (not the plastic kind), and we both play the piano and sing. Needless to say, when we come across anything remotely music related, it perks our interest.

I was at a garage sale this past summer, and I came across some beautiful, vintage sheet music. It was only 10 cents apiece. I thought I had died and gone to Heaven! There were a lot of classics and show tunes, and I snatched up a whole bunch, not quite sure what I'd do with it.

We also recently acquired a piano (thanks, Aunt Susie!), and I thought that a little vintage sheet music gallery wall would look really cool above it.

The only problem?

I couldn't find any frames to fit the music for less than $20 per frame.

So, what do you do when you can't find new? Go to Goodwill!

We have been searching Goodwills all over for quite a while for three matching frames that would work with the sheet music. We could find two but never three.

The answer to my dilemma? I bought three completely different frames...

 ...and spray painted them the same color!

I made my own mattes using gray and white striped paper.

I put up some love songs for Valentine's Day. After that, I'll probably replace them with classics.

Of course, the best part is how much money I saved. It just so happened that Goodwill had their frames 50% off when I bought these, so I bought all three frames for less than $5!

I'd say it was worth it.


Savvy Southern Style
Tatertots & Jello


  1. Be still my heart-I love your framed sheet music! How completely perfect!

  2. Very nice--love the old sheet music!

  3. Love the framed sheet music over "my" piano. And you are so welcome!
    Aunt Susie