Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Quick Picture Frame Update

This is gonna be a quick post for a quick project.  I found a set of 3 matching framed prints at Goodwill last week which is unusual.  Usually one of a set will be missing or really damaged or the style will be so ugly that not even spray paint can save them.  Another plus was that the mats were a neutral color and in great shape.  I wasn't sold on the pear prints initially but I knew I could always swap out for new art.   At $4 each I was willing to take a chance.

I have been on the hunt for artwork for awhile now.  I'm one of those people that prefers blank walls over hanging up just anything just to not have a blank wall.   I like to find the perfect piece for each situation much to the dismay of my husband who has the hang whatever so the wall is not blank and change it later philosophy.  So I knew this set of 3 would not only work in our dining room but also help out our blank wall decorating dilemma.

The only thing was that the frames were clearly fake gold.  As in fake faux sponge painted plastic ugliness.  Luckily I was headed to the hardware store right after I left Goodwill.  I picked up a can of spray paint and then taped and painted the frames in the garage.

I thought about changing out the pears but after looking at them in our dining room I decided that the pears coordinated nicely with the rest of the decor.  You can check out the custom curtains I made here, see how I recovered the chairs here, and peek at the new chandelier here.

So here's the repainted set all hung up.  The white paint totally disguises the faux wood frames and makes them seem nicer and more expensive looking.

They fill up that wall nicely and it all cost me less than $15.

So does anyone else live with blank walls in search of the perfect item for years or is it just me?

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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