Frames are one of the main decor items in my house! I LOVE pictures, and naturally they need a place to go, so I have TONS of them around! When I got married, my color was black! Black word blocks, black candlesticks, black clocks... and black frames! 3 years later, I'm not so into the black anymore! So instead of going out and buying all new decor... I turned to my best friend... SPRAY PAINT!
Here is the 'before' picture. I got this frame at a yard sale for $4. STEAL! It's HEAVY and chunky, in a Decor store this would cost you at least $25-$30! It sat on my shelf a long time like this, until I went through one of my spraypainting moods and this ended up out in the garage! 2 coats later... I had this...
You can see where I got excited and stared sanding before I took the picture! Anyways, all I did was took a sheet of coarse sand paper and went to town on it! I sanded each ridge, corner, and bump until I had the worn look that I was looking for! And I LOVE it! I think it looks so much better than it did! Updated picture. A few new accesories. And VOILA!
Refinishing old frames is a great way to update your decor! It's super cheap and makes a big difference!
I buy most of my frames at yard sales, look at elderly peoples houses, they have the best! Look for really ornate, chunky frames that have a lot of ridges on them.
My sister in law finds AWESOME frames at the DI near her house! The one by me is usually pretty picked over, but I have found a few there!
Funny story about the frame above! It's actually 2 frames that I superglued together. The top frame was the teired one, and I loved it, but it was a little too small, so I bought a plain flat frame and glued it behind it! My husband calls these (I made2) the frames of many colors! They have been black, green, maroon and white. I like white the best :)