Thursday, April 19, 2012

One was pink and the other gold.

I decided I was done with these gold "hecho in mexico" frames I'd purchased at estate sales over the years. They needed something new and fresh done to them, so I thought....spray paint. I have 2 different frames like this, but one is a little bit more ornate. They both worked out well. I also printed new pictures from last fall's vacation to Iceland/Copenhagen/Stockholm.

 The before shots.

One was pink, the other a blue/gray. 

 Best to do this part outside.

 Spray the shit out of the frame.

This is the first frame I did. After it was all dry (about 30 minutes), I brought it inside.

You'll notice that this frame has a natural border on the inside. This is made up of some weird canvas material. I thought it was the perfect place to put an accent color. I dug out my acrylic paints, and decided to mix white and orange and paint the border a light orange. Fact: It took a long time to paint the orange stripe and it was tedious!

I'll be honest, at first, I didn't love it, but it really has grown on me.
It adds a bright pop to the room and definitely updates the frame.

The colors seem to compliment the nice scene of one of the many harbor streets we saw in Copenhagen.


  1. NICE! We both have 73 followers :).

  2. Thank you so much for posting this!! I'm looking for tips on spray-painting a plastic frame and this is close enough. Thanks!

    1. Ashley, the best advice I've come across is to spray multiple thin, even coats. I've had a couple spray paint disasters where I tried to lay it on thick and ended up with crackled gunky paint. Don't make the same mistake. Good luck!


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