Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gold Frame Revamp

On my list of projects to do last weekend was this gold frame:

Chris and I both weren't fans of it. I bought it in a rush awhile back. I wanted something NOW to put that picture in, and that was what I found, so that was what I bought.

I was talking with my friend Erin about how we were trying to make our living room personal, but modern at the same time. She thought we were going for very traditional because every time she thinks of our living room, she thinks of that ugly gold frame. She didn't say ugly, I did!

So, it was time for a re-do. Big frames are expensive, and although the outcome of this isn't my absolute favorite, it is much much better and probably cost me all of .50 cents in spray paint and tape to redo.

After taking the picture and glass out, I spray painted the whole thing brown like this:

It still looked too ... boring, and I wanted to draw away from the swirly things and draw the eye to the straight lines of it, so I taped around the swirly things and added in a white border to come up with this:

Not perfect, but much much better! I'm linking up to these fun parties...go check them out!


  1. Wow! What a huge difference! Great job on the frame! Love it. Found you on Shanty2Chic.

  2. Thanks Carlyn! Amazing what a can of spray paint can do!

  3. Love it! I am always upcycling frames.

    You should link up to my Upcycled Awesome linky party!


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