Frame of Mind
Ever since I was little, I loved displaying pictures of friends and family in brightly colored frames. This was perfect, because it seemed like the gift of the 90’s was the self-expressive picture frame. I would collect all types of styles from chunky and bold to whimsical with cute sayings like “best friends forever” or “dream”. Well, eventually I just didn’t have a place for the electric blue frame with diamonds and they were all shoved into a box.
Then, I discovered how using a little spray paint and creativity can transform just about anything. Gather your old and unused wood, plastic, metal and bedazzled frames to create a frame collage. By positioning different sizes, shapes, and textures of frames, you can create interesting and beautiful wall art in any room of your home.
Select a can of spray paint from your local craft or hardware store to accent a room of your choice (I choose a hammered brown finish to match the wrought iron accents in my living room). You can even choose a few colors if you want to make a bolder statement. Remove the glass and backings from the picture frames. In a well-ventilated area, arrange the frames over newspaper. Coat frames with spray paint until you have reached the desired color- this may take up to two coats. Let them dry; fill with your favorite photos or even remove the glass from the frames to create interesting wall décor. Display and enjoy! Here are some fun examples to spark your creativity: