Cheap Picture Frame Makeover

 

Picture frame

Well hello there! Boy, do I have a treat for you guys today!

Don’t I always, though?

I wanted to share this quick and easy picture frame makeover with you all and you can do this on any size of picture frame. So let’s can the chit-chatΒ and get right into this fun DIY and upcycle.

So I have had this picture frame since the beginning of time. OK, that might be a slight exaggeration but I am not kidding, I am going to say I have had it for a least 12 years.

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This frame has followed me around to all the places that I have lived and it’s just a cheap frame that I bought from Wal-Mart when I was 18 and me and my sister moved out of our family home and got an apartment together.

I thought it was time to shake things up a bit. Time to make this frame look a little more high end and less Wal-Mart looking.

To start, I thought it would be a good idea to paint the frame. I have been just dying to spray paint something with this.

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Gold Metallic Spray Paint from RustoleumΒ 

I love this spray paint from Rustoleum. It’s high-quality, has great coverage and it is super affordable. Plus, it’s easily accessible. You can just run on down to Home Depot or Wal-Mart and get it.

I took the picture frame apart and just spray painted the frame.

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The thing you want to always remember about spray painting is nice, light and even coats. It’s better to do multiple light coats than one big heavy coat with a ton of drips.

While the frame was drying, I wanted to do something different with the matte border.

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I recently got my hand on some of this Unicorn SPiT that I have seen all over the web. I have been just dying to try it.

You have to see how cool this stuff is. You can use this stuff as a stain, a paint or a glaze. You can dilute it with water β€” I could go on and on. Seriously, the possibilitiesΒ with this stuff are limitless.

So what I did was I used Blue Thunder and Midnight’s Blackness

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I mixed them together in a dish, starting with equal parts. I only needed about 4 drops of each.

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When it was all mixed, this is what it looked like

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Looks black, right? Well, that’s what I thought, so I added a few more drops of the Blue Thunder.

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Mixed again and this is what I got.

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I don’t know if you can really tell in the picture, but I was going for a deep navy blue color. It was still looking a little too black, but I thought, I would try and paint it on the matte border anyway and see what would happen.

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Ok, I don’t even think I can convey through text, my excitement when I painted this stuff on.

LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!

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I was getting this beautiful blue, pulling through the black! So cool, right?

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I painted the whole thing and what I was left with was this really cool dimensional look. I was originally going to paint the matte border just a flat navy blue, but I am so glad I went with Unicorn SPiT.

This frame is totally unique now!

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What do you guys think??

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I really love how this frame now fits perfectly with my style!

I wanted something that would also compliment my piano that is in this room as well.

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You can check the post about my piano out here

I think that I might switch out the pictures in here eventually, too. These ones are pretty old now.

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Now, I feel like I have been doing a lot of Wal-Mart bashing in this post. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Wal-Mart. It’s just that I had bought that frame a long time ago and I felt like it needed to be changed up a bit.

To prove that I am not totally against Wal-Mart, take a look at the gorgeous end table I got from there.

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This piece only cost me $64! That’s not bad for an end table. Wal-Mart has seriously stepped up their home decor game!

Let me know what you think about my frame makeover by commenting below!

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And if you like this project, make sure you pin this image to your Pinterest boards!

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And if you really like this DIY, don’t forget to share it with a friend!

Keep on makin' stuff!

 

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3 thoughts on “Cheap Picture Frame Makeover

  1. I have been “spiting” now for a few months and its addicting!! love the picture frame! and rustoleum is my favorite, I just did a glass table with US on the underside and then I sprayed hammered copper to seal it the pictures I too do not do it justice!

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