I have had this gold frame for several years. Over the years, styles change so this frame has become a little outdated.
I purchased these pictures when our children were little. They reminded me of Ryan and Emmy who are now grown. Yes, I am sentimental.
I could have bought new frames…but I like to repurpose things when possible. So, I broke out the chalk paint and gave these frames a new look! No matter how big or small, I am always amazed by how much paint (in this case chalk paint) transforms furniture, lamps, picture frames, etc.
I used my favorite primitive color that I buy from Home Depot.
I painted two coats on each frame and then lightly wiped away some of the paint to allow the gold to peek through, especially on some of the raised areas.
Here is a closeup. I like how it turned out.
I found a quote I liked. It seemed perfect for our guest bedroom. I printed it on linen paper and inserted it in the frame.
And below are the other frames.
The last step is to apply Minwax Wipe-On Poly (polyurethane) with a dust-free rag.
Don’t forget to hang your updated picture frames with hangITstrips so you can pinpoint the exact location for your nails without all the crazy measuring!
Do you have some picture frames that need updating? Grab a brush and some paint!
To learn how to make hooks from old picture frames and vintage doorknobs, click HERE.
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