Sunday, 6 May 2012

Painted Frames

For a while now I have not been happy with some of my photo frames the white ones, I bought white because they were half the price of the black or brown ones but every time I looked at them I thought how out of place they looked so when I did my shopping this week I bought black paint and some paint brushes and last night I got off my ass and took them off the wall and started painting them.

Ok I started with just one this is how it looks like now it has been done and hung back on the wall in it's place.

I hope I am happier with the new black painted ones I also had a couple of old purple frames which I am painting black since the paint on them has started to chip..............

It is the first time I have turned my hand to painting


  1. Looks like you did fine...

  2. Very Nice, like the black!
    You did a good job!

  3. Good for you for trying your hand at a new project! I think that black frames make photos stand out so much better, and every time you look at them now you will smile, knowing you made the improvement. Things we do with our own hands always warms the house and heart! I helped my mom do a large mirror frame with with metallic gold roses once for my little sister's room, and it turned out so pretty!

  4. I like both colours as frames. But we can choose whatever colours we like, so good on you for having a go. The frames look good.

  5. i did a wall of mix and match frames i got at goodwill. they were all sizes and shapes some simple some ornate looked totally horrid until i painted them all black and voile it was beautiful and i got tons of compliments, glad you're breaking bad with the ceativity!

  6. Dearest Jo-Anne,
    Oh, I have never tried painted anything like said you hadn't.
    I think you must have found your new talent, my friend♡♡♡
    Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

  7. Well done you o clever one! The frame looks great and I'm sure you're really pleased with your efforts. Gosh, perhaps this is the start of a new Jo-Anne, and you will now be trying your hand at all sorts of 'crafty' things!! Hee Hee!

  8. Hi dear! I wasn't blogging much lately, but I wanted to let you know that your lovely postcards arrived :) Thank you sooo much!! I will soon publish a post to thank all the people that send me postcards recently, and of course - you will be in that post :))

  9. They look good so far. I've noticed some blogs use sprays to paint their items which I'm wondering if they are better as you don't need turps and also you don't have bits of brush hair left in your painting work. Of course I haven't used it though so I'm not sure how good the spray is.

    This lady uses it on everything almost

  10. They look great! I love to reuse and upcycle what I already have instead of buying new. Great job!! :)

  11. For a first-timer, you did great! Love the black frames. Always have. Let's see what else you can get 'crafty' with!! Nice touch.

  12. CW Martin.......Thank you

    Madeleine......Thank you I also prefer the black

    Josie......Yes you're right looking up and knowing that I made the frames look so much better makes me happy.......also a lot cheaper then buying new black

    Whiteangel......I have wanted to update my frames for a while now and I am happy that I have done so at last

    Tim....Yes a coat of black paint has made a big difference to the frames and I am happy with the outcome

    Miyako......Yes I had to start somewhere and the frames were so easy to do

    Diane.......Yes it may be the start of a new creative Jo-Anne I am feeling a little more

    Marina....I had forgotten I posted you some

    Bubbles......I thought about using spray paint but wasn't sure so went with the good old paint & brush........

    Jenn....Thank you I am happy that I was able to make them look better and have to buy new frames..

    Barb.....Yes I have been thinking about trying my hand at something else not sure what yet though......

  13. You did just fine - it is a lot of fun - and forgiving!
    Hope you have a great week,


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