• 28Nov

    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:

    Frame Collage
    Sawdust and Paper Scraps


    Empty Frame Collage
    Martha Stewart


    Staircase Frame Collage


    Nursery Frame Collage
    Spearmint Baby


    Bedroom Frame Collage
    Home Remedies


Discussion 4 Responses

  1. November 28, 2011 at 9:37 am

    These are exquisite photos. Nice article too!

    • December 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks! It’s such a fun and easy project.

  2. November 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Cool Ideas! Thanks!

  3. November 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I like the Houzz design. Thanks for sharing.

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