Wednesday, January 26, 2011

[before and after] painting the frames

here's my mix of a how-to/tutorial/before-and-after.

i've been stocking up on frames for some time now. they cost no more than $3, and i find them either on clearance brand new at stores like target, or i get them at the thrift stores.some have mirrors in them, some have photographs in them. i just want the frames. different sizes, different textures. so i can have some fun with one wall in our apartment.

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well, last night i finally started to paint them. because i have this vision. you'll see it as it comes to completion. for today? painting them all black. well, not all of them. as many as would fit on the table.

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it wasn't bad. i would have much rather used spray paint, especially on these textured frames, but it worked fine by using a beat up small paint brush on them. on the flatter frames, i used a foam brush.

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it took a few coats, especially on this gold one.

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but it was worth it.
stay tuned to see how this project finishes up. 

2 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what you do with these.

    P.S. Can't believe you've read 6 books already. I haven't even finished my first one. :(

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