Picture Frame Makeover
Let’s spice life up a bit, with some new picture frames. Well they won’t necessarily be new, but they will look new and no one has to know that they’re just your old frames in disguise. Just like we remodel our homes, sometimes we also need to remodel our frames. So today I’ll be showing you a very cheap and easy way to give your frames a completely different look. It’s very simple and cheap, so why not?
You can tackle this project with your old frames, OR if you’re looking for some wall decor ideas and like this look and don’t have any frames then head to a thrift store or a store like ROSS (got this frame shown for $11.99). In this post, I will be using a multi-picture frame, but this can be done with any frame.
When I say this project is simple, I mean it because you only need 1 piece of material which is spray paint. I decided to go with a pink champagne mist color because this frame was for a girls room, and also because it reminds me of rose gold. But I would like to mention if your frames are wooden or metal you might want to do some light sanding to remove polish or rust.
Step 1: Prepare the product, remove the back shield and the glass so that you will only be left with a naked frame. If for any reason the glass from your frame is not removable, then protect the glass from both sides with paper and tape.
Step 2: It all depends on the material of your frame, but some sanding might be necessary. The frame I used was almost plastic like, so I got away with no sanding, but if you have a wood or metal frame use a very fine grade and sand lightly.
Step 3: Removal all dust and debris from the frame, in my case I just had to wipe off the fingerprints
Step 4: Shake! Shake! Shake! Get that paint nice and ready, start with a light coat on the borders and then move up to the top of the frame. Wait until the paint dries and continue again from the boards up until you get color and coverage you desire.
Step 5: Prep the pictures: I did this step while waiting for the paint to dry between coats. This is my favorite part because there are so many opinions. The only thing you need to be careful of is when printing your pictures make sure the size is correct. When using Word for pictures off Google, there is an option for customized sizing and you can just put in the size that fits into your frame. I would even size it couple centimeters more because we all know that we can’t cut straight. But if you decide to keep the original pictures or use already printed pictures, skip this step.
Another important tip when choosing your pictures, check which direction the picture falls (vertical, or horizontal). I would even count beforehand how many vertical and how many horizontal you need along with the size. This is especially important for multi picture frames like the one I used because the pictures are all different sizes and fall in different directions
The great thing is that if you’re cheap and like to take advantage of your tax money, print your pictures at the library. That way you can change up your pictures all you want and save your ink from home.
Step 6: Assemble your frame, Start with placing your glass or plastic cover and then lining the picture. I sometimes use tape to stabilize the picture, and it works great. Cover with back shield, hang on the wall and you’re set!
Please share your frames if you used this technique, and also comment with any questions or comments! Thanks for visiting.