Thursday, March 3, 2011

Carlo of Hollywood Frames Thanks starduster58



One of our blog friends who hasn't actually started a blog yet, emailed me these amazing Carlo of Hollywood frames he both made, and bought. The above photo is a valance I believe he made himself, in the Carlo of Hollywood style!





Can you tell which frames he made, and which are originals?






Excellent, I wish I had these!










He also made his own gravel art! Remember I had a post about that a while ago. I hope mine look as good as his!




And I believe he made this too? Or he bought it, but regardless, it's so cool!

starduster58, I hope you start your own blog, I posted a tutorial in my last post, but you can google for easy to follow instructions yourself.

We sure would love LOVE to see the cool 50's stuff you have!!

I just want a big pair, ok and a small pair of Carlo of Hollywood frames in my master bedroom!

Errr maybe a set in the kitchen too? The living room? Hallway? lol....


Sorry this post is a bit rushed, I decided since I painted the shelves in one room, now I have to paint the dresser too grrr... So I'm trying to rush and get that finished...
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19 comments:

  1. C'mon Star Duster! We'd love to meetcha!

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  2. wow I really love that valance I need to make one & I feel inspired to make one like that now, whether I can do it so well I have no idea! Inspired and I agree he should start a blog!!

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  3. He knows how to make them look soooo amazing!

    I hope he does start a blog and let us all know how he does it.

    I also want him to make me some valances for my windows! =D

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  4. We love the gravel art. So cool and fun to make!

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  5. I love these! I am going to try to make these frames! Thank you for the wonderful idea! I draw and paint and they would look so neet it these frames. Thank you!!! Thank you!!

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  6. I love the Gravel Art thats amazing would love those in my house, good luck with your painting hope you get it finished and you can have a relaxing weekend, dee x

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  7. Love the frames. I hope he starts a blog and shares all his secrets with us too.

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  8. Really! He not only needs to blog, but sell too!!!

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  9. Great stuff! C'mon into the pool Star Duster, the water is nice. And I'm ready to put down a deposit on half a dozen of those frames if you decide to go into business...just saying I love those things! And if you made that brass sputnik wall hanging plant holder, I'm doubly impressed.

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  10. The frames are great and the gravel art is awesome. What fun to 'create' vintage,

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog! I had been a follower a while ago, stopped using my blog for a few months, and missed the inspiration!!

    Stephanie
    http://stephanieeverswrites.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hey folks...thanks for the nice compliments! Sorry I couldn't get back on here sooner, but I had trouble logging in. Anyway, I would like to make a blog, but the thing is that I never have done one before. I would love to post pics of my place to show what I have done to it. I have been an avid 1950's collector since 1993, but have always liked that era. I try to stay as close to the original look as possible and stray away from the malt shop/Happy Days look that so many people do their places up as. I think a 1950's themed layout should look like a home would have looked like back in the 50's. I don't know of many homes that had a white and black checkered floor with a mock soda counter, jukebox in the corner and 45 rpms hanging from the wall, but to each his own, I guess. ;)

    Yes, I am looking into reproducing these frames right now because apparently there seems to be an interest in them. I have already made some designs that I will be posting pretty soon so people can see what style and color will fit their place. My designs come from original specs, so you can be pretty sure that you are getting reproductions that are true to the originals. I'm also looking into having trapezoid frames made with wrought iron, which was also popular then at the time.

    Darin (Starduster58)

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  13. Oh boy, yes, let us know when you have some for sale!! I am very interested!

    I agree with the 50's interior design too. I always bought and am decorating with a REAL, middle class 50's home in mind, with a bit of the 'atomic/geometric' flare.

    No juke box or soda fountain, just middle class 50's Ranch house. =)

    Starting a blog is easy! Be glad to help if you need it, you have my email addy ;)

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  14. Starduster, I will buy these from you the day the become for sale. TO DIE FOR

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  15. BakeliteBebe, don't die on me, yet! Let me get some ideas together and let you see what styles I can make, as well as finishes, too.

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  16. i want to do my bedroom in a vintage hollywood theme. what color should i paint the walls?

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  17. There are vintage paint chips out there to show various paint colors for each era.

    I think I have some posted on my blog too.

    It depends on what else you are going to put in there, and what color furniture you have, I suppose. =)

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