Tuesday, August 4, 2009

upcycled



Being a photography addict pretty much all of my life, I was a pretty big fan of picture frames in the early 90's. And, being one that has a hard time saying goodbye to anything, I stumbled upon a basket full of ornate metal frames while preparing for our garage sale last weekend. Now I did myself a disservice by not taking "before" shots but close your eyes and envision these in silver metal. Yikes is right!

I am absolutely loving them in their newly upcycled form. (As is Zuzu. She has already staked claim to the one on the right. Wonder where she got her good taste? tee-hee...)

It's super easy to do. Just a foam paintbrush & 1-2 coats of a brightly colored acrylic paint. I suppose you could spray paint them too but I have yet to find colors I like in a can. If you happen have a good supplier...do share!

4 comments:

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Adorable! I love the pink & bright blue combo! I want one for my craft room! ;)

Penelope Anne said...

OMG! These are FAB!!!!!!!

*Evelyn* said...

I want one, where I can by?

kristi said...

Thanks all! Evelyn, I'm on vacation now but when I get back I'm going to look around for some frames to paint & sell. I'll keep you posted!