Just like me, one of my best friends can’t pass up a good deal. After the Fourth of July, she found some patriotic red, white, and blue frames for three dollars apiece. But there was one problem. They don’t match her décor in her home. She brought them to me and I did a quick and easy makeover so that she could hang and use them in her home. Here is my Easy Store Bought Frame Metallic Makeover. Here are the frames before.
They were a little beat up as well. Not too badly. It was still a great deal.
I used 1) a little sand paper, and 2) less than one can of metallic gold spray paint. The materials included were still cheaper than the original costs of the frames. I used the sand paper to smooth over the blemishes as well as the dark lettering. I didn’t want to prime the frames first because, well, I was lazy. So lightly sanding the dark letters was the next best thing. You CAN opt for primer on the red and blue frames because they are so dark, but it wasn’t necessary.
I sprayed about three light coats on a tarp in my back yard. Of course, I had to change the pictures before I gave it back to her, so I printed some black and white photography. She can take them out and insert pictures of her family, but I thought it looked nicer than the strangers dressed in Fourth of July garb!
I can’t wait to give them back to her after this mini makeover!
In case you missed them, here are a few more frame projects I’ve done makeovers on!
- Free Curb Side Pick Up
- How to Repair a Broken Mirror Frame
- Old Mirror Facelift
- Two Toned Metallic Mirror Makeover
- Easy Thrift Store Mirror Update
- DIY Serving Tray: A Mirror Makeover