August 20, 2009

frame redo

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Now we all have seen or may own these type of frames. I personally have several that I have purchased in garage sales or Goodwill, this one cost me .75cents. I really like it as is,but it doesn't go with my decor, so I painted it. I used Americana Acrylic Paints in white and spa blue, paper plate, damp paper towel, and a sponge tip applicator.
First, I poured the white paint directly on the frame making sure that the paint was going inside the letters, I use the sponge to dab it in.
Next, I used a moist paper towel to rub off the white paint of the frame. The letters should be nicely filled with white paint, I retouched where needed.
Last, I poured spa blue on the paper plate, and reused the sponge (I rinsed it before)and dabbed some paint on it(not too much). I brushed gently over the frame being careful not to put too much pressure on it so I that the paint would not go in the letters and mess up the effect.
Here is the after picture! What do you think?
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10 comments:

Hattie said...

ummm, that is an AMAZING idea! I have a "sisters" frame that would look so much better with a little paint love. Thanks for sharing!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

What a GREAT makeover! Love the way simple paint transformed it. And, I LOVE that color.

Shelley said...

That came out so cute!

Anna See said...

Very pretty. I love this suggestion.

the queen said...

I think I have a couple of those in my stash that I will be pulling out and repainting. Thanks for the great project idea

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I think that it looks great. Much more professional your way than the original.

Captured by Love said...

Love it! Maybe I should do mine that is similar.... =)

Kimba said...

Too cute! What a great makeover!
Kimba

sarah said...

Very cute!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

This really looks great and gives me some ideas! First time to your blog and I'll be back! Have a wonderful weekend!