There are few things that I can’t do with spray paint. I’ve updated dining room furniture. I’ve make over hand-me-down hand-me-down lamps (or is that lamps twice removed?) Either way, now I used spray paint to update some picture frames. It’s a total cheap-to-chic makeover. Today’s theme for Blogger, May I is share something you created, so I’m sharing my easy frame makeover.
Okay, all together now… How easy is it?
Well, I did it in a few hours on Sunday.
I had these cute kitchen printables from The Happy Housie hanging out for a while; they were just patiently waiting until I got myself to a craft store. I knew frames would turn into a heftier check since they’re surprisingly expensive. (Why? They’re just some wood/metal and glass!) And I needed five of them.
I found these frames at Pat Catan’s for $1.50 each. I also bought a can of spray paint.
I love how I
accidentally totally intentionally framed out “Let’s cut through the confusion” on the newspaper. That’s what I’m doing today. Cutting through the spray-paint-using confusion.
For about $15, I have 5 brand new frames.
That’s about the price of one frame at a normal store or 2.5 frames at a discount store. And a discount store frames are sometimes a little…..well, not chic and cute like these.
Don’t they look so much better in satin black than glossy hot pink?
The number one spray painting trick that I follow is to look for spray paint and primer all in one. I know people recommend to sand things down a little to get the surface rough, but I didn’t want scratches to be apparent on the frames. The primer ensures it’s a smooth application and stays on there. No chips or just plain not sticking for these frames.
I love how these add a little something to my kitchen quirky and cute to my kitchen. The frames also look instantly classier in satin black than hot pink. Blue pictures with a black frame? That’s chic, yo.
What have you made recently? Let’s hear about it!