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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How to Age a Frame


I am joining Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for her new Wow Us Wednesday party.  If you don't know Kim, you definitely need to visit.  She will amaze you with all of her creativity and talent. Just wait until  you see her home and the furniture she paints.  Simply stunning!!!

I am also joining Judy @ DIY by Design for her new Winter Blues Party.  You really do need to visit her also, her home is stunning and she is so sweet and talented.  You will love her party.  Tons of inspiration.

I showed you this tacky frame I found at a garage sale for 25c.  It needed some help.


First I gave it a good coat of Minwax Walnut stain.


After the stain dried, I sprayed a little black paint on a paper towel and lightly rubbed the raised surfaces.


After that dried, I did the same thing with gold spray paint, just barely touching on all the raised areas of the frame.


 All done, and doesn't it look better.  Now to find the perfect picture to put inside.

When you find those really tacky frames at the GW, garage sales or thrift stores, give them a little makeover and they'll look fabulous.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

33 comments:

  1. Marty,

    You did a fabulous job! Beautiful!

    Have a great day!

    Pam

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  2. Tacky has no part in that frame NOW! hugs♥O

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial, Marty! The frame looks so gorgeous now!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  4. Oh my gosh, that looks a hundred times better, Marty!

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  5. Thanks Marty for the tutorial. I have two large frames that are just waiting for a make-over. Your frame looks great!

    Enjoy your evening,
    Gail

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  6. great makeover Marty!! Love the outcome! You make it look easy and believe me I'll be looking for frames when garage sales start again.

    Hugs, Sherry

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  7. Lovin' your new frame Marty, it's beautiful:@)

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  8. Marty, that is fabulous and great tutorial. I have not seen that gold paint. Looks great and thanks for joining the new party!

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  9. You did a great job. Thanks for the tutorial. Remember, tonight at 8pm EST my link party starts. I hope you will join in for the fun.

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  10. Thanks for the hints on which paints and stains you used. Those old picture frames are easy to find and now easy to turn into "WOW"! :)

    Donna

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  11. Hi Marty, that's a definite improvement. You really got a great deal - 25 cents?! Thanks for the "how to". Linda

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  12. Marty,
    A bargain and a beautiful work of art to boot! You did amazing things for your quarters worth! I took your suggestion and bought some frames at our GW store. Mine were a bit more than a quarter. . .but didn't need any paint. Thanks for all your inspiring ideas.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  13. Doesn't even look like the same frame, Marty! I've got to learn how to do this stuff.
    Brenda

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  14. Marty, Im so glad I saw this makeover!! I have two really large mirrors with the gold look that I've been wanting to age. Actually they are antiques. Husband refuses to let me spray paint them because they were his mothers. I wonder if I'll hurt their value if I do this. This is exactly the look Ive been wanting on the one hanging in my dining room.

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  15. Marty, thanks for showing us how to makeover a frame. It looks beautiful. I have found a couple of frames that need to be madeover. I love the way you have done your, and I am going to copy. Actually, I copy alot of things you do! Thanks for your inspiration. Hugs, Karie

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  16. Marty great job of the frame makeover. Martina

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  17. Great transformation, Marty.
    CAS

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  18. Hi Marty ... that is beautiful! Great job on your frame. I can't wait to go and see more of Kim's ideas.

    God bless,

    Kathy

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  19. I just love your tutorials Marty!
    And I have a few of those tacky frames that I am going to try this on!
    Hugs girlfriend,
    Cindy

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  20. I'm so glad you stopped by and joined the party. I really appreciate it. Thanks.

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  21. It's looking fantastic! Good job, Marty! :-)

    Have a great day!

    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    Post of the Day: Brad Ford's Home.

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  22. It looks great! Painting frames was my first DIY project. I love how this one came out. I'm visiting from DIY by Design.

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  23. Gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful redo on this frame Marty!

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  24. Marty,WOWing US ON WEDNESDAY, is so right, WOW!, this frame looks fantastic.I'm visiting from WUW!
    ~Jo
    Lazy on Loblolly

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  25. It simply amazes me how many silk purses you've miraculously created from a bevvy of sow's ears. That looks so gorgeous now!

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  26. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Great job! XOXO ~Liz

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  27. I love the frame. I need to touch up some old frames, and I actually thing this is the fastest and most elegant way to give them a uniform look. Also, I have recently discovered a Goodwill Branch in our town they opened. I bought a 73 piece set of NICE antique Noritake china there 3 days ago. What fun! Thanks for sharing! I am jealous of your senior citizens discount, but my mother always says age is a high price to pay for such things! :) Still, I am not sure she knows there is a discount, so I intend to pass it on!

    - Andrea
    tablescapex3.blogspot.com

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