Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spray painting to freshen up photo frames

Happy ~almost~ Friday, everyone!  

I've been completely obsessed with spray paint lately, and apparently so has everyone else on the Pinterest-osphere.  It started for me when I picked up a fresh can of silver paint for my mirror makeover project, and it snowballed from there.

A couple days ago, I was cleaning out some clutter, and gathered a bunch of random picture frames from random places that actually look even more hideous when lined up all in a row...

 They were screaming for a fresh coat of paint!  In they go into my new trusty very high-tech spray paint stage (a.k.a. a cardboard box on its side):

After a couple coats, here's the finished product, with a souvenir beer coaster from Prague in one frame:

Now of course I need to find nice photos now to go in the others, and something pretty to glue on top of the one on the right (it used to have a decorative thingy that fell off after a couple moves). Will update you when I do!

Lastly, I just want to say thank you to all of my friends who have been supporting me in this little project in the past year.  Actually, I just realized it was exactly one year ago today I made my first post!!! (And a special thanks to one reader in particular who encouraged me to step things know who you are :)  This week has been a tough one to get through, and it's nice to know I have so many great friends in real life and some supportive readers (if only a few for now!) here.

If anyone has any suggestions for future posts, comments, constructive criticism - I'd love to hear them all!

And to close today: I was trying out different lighting for that last picture, and a silly dog snuck into one of the photos. See if you can spot the Casper!


  1. Such a cute idea! I am definitely going to try this!

    1. Thanks! It's crazy how long a $5 can of spray paint can last - so worth it :)