Framed in New Ways

I was raiding thrift shops in my neighborhood for a while, trying to find some perfect old picture frames I could repurpose into something cool and crafty, like all these great home improvement blogs I've been reading are always doing. I found a few, but mainly ones that required more work to revamp than even my imagination would lead me to believe I was capable of doing.

Then, I took a trip home and voila! My mom handed me boxes of old frames she no longer had use for:


So I took a mixture of different sized/textured ones, sanded off as much of the gold as I could (oddly enough - pretty much ALL the frames I received from my mom are gold. Yes - she's decadent.) and then sprayed on a couple layers of primer and experimented with a few choice colors. Surprisingly, the paint took hold really well in spite of the gold, and (after rescuing all the dried frames indoors before a massive thunderstorm) I managed to fill them with a couple of my favorite prints.

A lot of them are white (especially the textured ones - I really like how the white worked with those) but there are a few turquoise and purple ones thrown into the mix too. The verdict? Fun for my prints, fun for the ol' frames, fun for the entire family. I'll be showcasing them this weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con, and I'm sure I'll have loads more frame experiments in the future (seriously - BOXES of them).