14 March 2014

DIY: painting a vintage frame

A while back, I spotted this cute frame in the thrift store and just had to have it. Since then it's been standing in my room without purpose and so I thought I'd do something fun with it. I absolutely love mint accents in a room which made me decide to get crafty and give my frame a fresh new color! I'm really happy with how it turned out. In for a super easy DIY?

Here's what you'll need:
4 simple steps:
1. I couldn't find a picture large enough to fit the frame, so I took an old atlas and cut out a map that I liked. I suppose it can serve as an ode to my wanderlust. Another fun idea would be to make a collage of several smaller photos. 
2. Sand the frame a little bit so that the paint will stick better and remove all dust and dirt.
3. Cover your floor with old newspapers or whatever you find. Before you go ahead and start painting the frame, it's best that you practice spraying a bit since it can be tricky. Another tip: Read the description on the spray can, it'll tell you at what distance to hold the can while spraying.
4. Let it dry for a while (long enough, I was too enthusiastic and got my hands full of paint) and it's ready to go up on the wall!

Hope this inspired you to give your own old stuff a make-over.
Have a good Friday!

7 comments:

  1. Love the color and the diy *-*
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  2. I love these types of posts bc I'm always looking for new ways to revamp old stuff, and this turned out so nice!

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  3. This is such a good idea and the colour is wonderful,
    I also really like the picture you've put into the frame. :)

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  4. Hello, thanks for the comment I am already following the blog!
    Loved it :) Gorgeous
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  6. Oh my god this is such an amazing idea! Great post dear, I am so glad I found your blog xx

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  7. Such a great idea, beautiful - great job! :)

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