One of my favorite stops in Milan was the Moschino showroom on Via San Gregorio, a place where you could always expect the unexpected. On one trip, I took this photo of a picture frame created in the 1980s by the designer, Franco Moschino, when he was still alive. While I'm sure that this picture frame created out of fancy, Italian Persol sunglasses and costume masks didn't grow out of thrift finds, there's no reason it couldn't have.
Every time I walk into a thrift store, I see tons of sunglasses for next to nothing. Why not pick up a whole bunch, paint them all one color and hot glue them to an inexpensive frame or mirror? You'd have a designer inspired show stopper guaranteed to get a second glance.
For more attention getting ideas for decorating your home with thrift and vintage, check out my book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Powell's.
Just a waiting for the sun to shine -- The Elegant Thrifter
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous