February 23, 2010
you’ve probably gathered by now that i’ve got a thing for 1) old frames, 2) white paint & 3) diy projects. whelp- this one combines all three! i’ve got old frames all over my house, and i’m estimating that i didn’t spend more than $15 on all of them put together. it’s amazing what you’ll find if you just do a little thrifting!
i used valspar spray paint (found at most hardware stores) to turn these ol’ frames into some of my favorite pieces around the house.
here’s the how to:
1) give your frames a good cleaning (i used simple green and a dry cloth), and let dry.
2) most frames will benefit greatly if you use a primer like this one (half way down, #65054), which helps the top coat stick better, cover better and go on smoothly.
3) after the primer has dried, spray paint with a high gloss white paint (i used valspar gloss in white). let dry completely (only takes a few hours!) and your ready to start displaying them.