As promised, I am back today to share with you how I updated my thrift-store frames. Yesterday I shared how I gave the mats from the frames new life, today we are going to focus on the frames.
I spent some time in the beginning, looking at the frames, and deciding what I thought would be the best treatment for each. Here are the before pics just for a reminder. I have numbered the frames (based on the treatment used) in the before and after collages so you can get an idea of the transformation.
These are the supplies I chose to use for my make-overs. All I had on hand aside from the Rub-N-Buff.
1. Treatment #1 simply involved using the Gold Leaf Rub-N-Buff to highlight the details in the frames.
For the large frame, I used the Rub-N-Buff to cover up the majority of the red accents that no longer match our home decor.
2. Treatment #2 involved first painting the frames with the black acrylic paint, then a quick spray of the clear sealer, and then again using the Rub-N-Buff to cover, and accent.
I had two 8×10 frames that were very plain, so they got a little extra attention. You can see in the photo above that after the black paint and clear sealer, I measured and taped off each corner. Then I applied the Rub-N-Buff to each corner of the frame and there ya go! I did give the corners another light coat of the clear sealer as well.
3. Treatment #3 was another easy one. The frames were simply sprayed with several light coats of spray paint. I love this color it is called Blue Ocean Breeze. That name even sounds lovely doesn’t it??
I hope that you are inspired to make a few stops at your local thrift stores for some frames!! After that – get creative and see where it might take you!! Thanks for stopping by today :).