Monday, May 14, 2012

DIY: Creating Vintage-Style Frames With Puff Paint




I have been wanting a collection of ornate antique-looking white frames on my wall for a while now. I've found a couple of places that sell what I want, but they are just so expensive! So I decided I had to make my own:



I am really thrilled with how they turned out! The project was so easy, and using frames that I already had, the whole thing cost me $2! That's right... two dollars. Let me show you:



For the cost of a tube of puff paint and a bottle of cheap craft paint, you too can give some boring picture frames a quirky, vintage-style makeover!

This was actually the second time these frames of mine have gotten a facelift... I shared their first makeover on my blog almost 2 years ago. Loved the distressed blue at the time, but I am oh-so-happy with the fun textures and white paint that I have now!



We'll see if the white frames last... but for now, I couldn't be happier!

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9 comments:

Charity said...

Those are lovely, and very clever! I might do this if I ever get a place to display pictures. =)

Melissa, SoChick! said...

Puff paint... Who'da thunk?! I love it!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

This is awesome, Mandy! Brilliant idea! :)

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Really neat idea! Love the detail it adds. :)

Jessika and Jeff said...

great idea, I wonder if you could get the same effect with a hot glue gun.

Megan Richards said...

What a wonderful idea! They look so professional but are totally customized :)

-Megan
www.chiffonshifty.blogspot.com

iris said...

Oh man, this is pretty damn ingenious! Great project!

Chris said...

Hi Mandy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Ioana-Carmen said...

beautiful ;)

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