Tuesday, June 25, 2013

{DIY} Glam Frames

This week is one of those where I just can't get anything major completed.  You know...re-write your "to do" list a million times, nothing gets done, and instead of crossing off you just add more things!  Yep...that's the scene over here.  But honestly when I don't cross something off the list it means I was spending time with my little munchkin, so it's a total catch-22!

I did however finish a few smaller projects on the "To Do" list...like glamouring up these old frames and buying our new Hotel Bedding!  Online shopping = my kryptonite.
These Glammed up Frames do not require a How To....just clean and then add gold leaf paint!
My first attempt was with the Gold Sharpie Paint Pen and I do not recommend it!  I learned my lesson on that one...it sounded so easy but it was way more work and much lower quality then the actual paint...not a smooth finish at all.  Don't believe the hype!
Originally I was just going to toss these frames...they are cheapies from Fred Meyers...but they hold my favorite pictures from our wedding so I was determined to make these worthy of keeping!  
 The little twist cost less then a few dollars and really helps the frames look fabu and tie into the new master bedroom plan!
As soon as the new bedding gets delivered (on July 3rd) I'll update with some pictures...probs on FB and Insta!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to finally get some fab projects off my to do list soon!

 
 

9 comments:

  1. Katie my dear... these are fantastic!! Such a simple fix but they make the frames look really special. I want to print some of our wedding photos but wasn't sure how to display them.. I think the black with gold looks great and am toying with the idea of white with silver now. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The white with silver would definitely be cool too! Pretty sure the liquid leaf paint comes in silver color too! Cant wait to see finished products!
      -Katie

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  2. Super cute! What brand or type of gold leaf paint did you use? Where'd you get it? I think I need some of that... :)

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    1. Hi Ashley...I'm missing you during your break...but I bet you are having lots of fun!!! It's the liquid leaf brand I get it at ben franklin and michaels...I can get a little carried away with this stuff!!!
      katie
      http://www.amazon.com/Plaid-6110-Liquid-Leaf-oz-Classic/dp/B000BZX2GS/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1372289318&sr=1-1&keywords=liquid+gold+paint

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  3. your frames look very nice! love the gold against the black; so chic! :-)

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    1. Thanks Ingrid...I'm happy how they turned out and they really helped make my cheapo frames look, well, less cheap?
      Thanks for stopping by!
      -katie

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  4. What a nice addition to the room! It's really progressing! I can't wait to see your new bedding and to see the fabric that you finally chose for your headboard! ;)

    Marie H.
    www.progressionbydesign.com

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    1. Thanks Marie. Ugh, I am having a heck of a time finding cool...vintage...fabric! I'm still on the hunt!
      -Katie

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  5. These are FABULOUS! How did you do it?

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-Katie