I used to think it was embarrassing to shop at second hand stores, now it's a hobby! Funny how your perspective changes over time. As I was walking out with this treasure (which was a little more than I would have liked to pay) a fellow shopper commented that it was "beautiful, just beautiful". I smiled and laughed inside.
Do you ever finish a project and decide you don't really like how it ended up, so you tear it apart and redo it? Then you find you don't really like that any better? This was one of those. Luckily after about the fourth try, I achieved satisfaction. This is what I embellished my mini clothes pins for.
The How To:
After I knocked out the embroidery, I spray painted the frame. Then I took 3 white shirt hangers, clipped off the hooks and straightened them. I cut thin strips of scrap fabric and wrapped the hangers, adhering the ends with mod podge. I then hot glued them to the frame.