Tuesday, July 19, 2011

most awesome picture frame EVER

This is the frame I found at the DI before we left Utah with a huge price tag of....$4! My best find yet.
So I sanded it with fine steel wool and primed it
Then I had my hubby rig it up hanging from the overhang outside our house in Utah so I could make sure it got coated well with paint. I chose to paint it heirloom white. Rust-oleum brand spray paint.

Then I started antiquing it. I bought Valspar Antiquing glaze that was tinted already. Just paint it on thick 
and wipe off with a damp cloth. I was really nervous about this step, but it proved to be as easy as it looks. You just have to paint and wipe off according to the look you want.

and tah-dah! All finished. I'm in love with it. I want to hang it up until I get a photo in it just so I can look at it everyday. I know, I'm a dork.


Crissy said...

Not a dork...super crafty and awesome!!! I LOVE it!!!

Emily said...

Anja, I LOVE IT!!!!! I wish I could see the potential in unfinished things, I just don't have that skill. You do, and all of your creations are beautiful.

Gina Mancini said...

Awesome! I am a lover of old ornate frames too!

Juli said...

This frame makes my heart sing. Awesome job. Sometimes DI really pulls through. Love it, love it!!

Bargain Corner Designs said...

Gorge! Great job =D