Monday, March 23, 2015

DIY painted picture frames

I love having family photos on display around my home!


Since I have so many pictures and frames on display, I wanted to do something a little bit different than just a regular frame, so I painted my own.  




I picked up these unfinished wooden frames from the craft store.


I used some stencils, black, white and gold craft paint, aging varnish and satin varnish.  
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First I painted both of the frames white.  


For the zig zag frame I used black paint with the chevron stencil.  Once that was dry, I sanded the edges down really well, and gave the frame a coat of satin varnish top coat.  


For the gold frame, I used a polka dot stencil with gold craft paint.  Then I rubbed aging varnish all over it and wiped it off.  You could also use stain or brown stamping ink.  Then I gave the frame everything a topcoat of satin varnish.


These DIY painted picture frames could so easily be customized to fit any decor!






6 comments:

  1. I love the look of both of these!

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  2. LOVE this! What a great way to take a basic frame and make it chic and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love the natural, organic look of these! Great colors too.

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    1. Thank you Nicki! They are pretty neutral and go with any decor!!

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