Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Metal Picture Frame Updated

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When I was framing my paintings and prints in the 1980's the gold and silver coloured metal frames kits were very popular. Today, not as much. Thought I would try spray painting a gold coloured metal frame and see if I liked the results.
It is a bit too cold and rainy to work with spray paint for more than a minute at a time outside so I pulled my outside work table under the eves, held newspaper up to protect the house from spray mist and started layering, beginning with a white Primer and continuing with Heirloom White. After each spray I brought the frame inside to dry. Repeated until the frame looked 'heirloom white'.
The cottage scenic picture looks nice in its freshened frame. I think I will be changing out a few more metal frames for spray painted finishes.
Here is the before and after for comparison,
and would you believe it, I just found a blog that had a spray painted gold frame update here on Don't Disturb This Grove.

Linking:
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9 comments:

  1. Excellent idea Joy! I was just about to donate an old gold-toned frame but I think I'll try spraying it instead.

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  2. It never even occurred to me that the gold metal frames could be painted. Thanks , great blog.

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  3. It looks wonderful! Never underestimate the power of a can of spray paint!!!

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  4. It looks very fresh and cottagey! I'm reworking my frames to avoid the cost of custom ones, too. ~ Maureen

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  5. OH MY GOODNESS......That looks amazing!

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  6. Excellent idea, Joy! Thanks for the tip!

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  7. Good choice. It's so funny how we think something is so grand, then 30 years later it's like who ever said that was a good idea. Great job.
    Lisa

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  8. What an improvement! Great idea, Joy. I think I might give that a try too.

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  9. You're very crafty. I like the frame painted white Very pretty pictures. too. I'm going to follow on Linky. would you follow back. Pat

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