Easy Picture Frame DIY

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This last weekend was pure magic. Why? Because it was the first weekend in a very long time where there were no plans or commitments of any kind. I had the chance to truly relax, unwind and get some much needed sleep and downtime. I cooked, I stayed in jammies until a questionable time, got a pedi, took a nap…it was wonderful. I also, very randomly, did an improptu DIY project. I was sitting on the couch (still in my jammies for the record) watching football and chatting with the hubs and for some reason it struck me that the back of the very old, very cheap frame I bought 10+ years ago was on display for anyone entering my living room to see. I shared my love of trays in THIS post awhile back. Well, a lot of those trays have a frame displayed on them with the back open for the world to see. After all these years of owning that frame, and several of it being displayed with the back out it struck me that I should paint it. So, I did! I had a small gold color from a DIY several years ago hanging around so without much planning at all I grabbed some paper towels and got to painting. It took me about 10 minutes and voila!, a pretty very Kate Spade looking upgrade. Truth be told it’s probably time for a new frame, but until I pull the trigger this was a super easy and much needed improvement.


BEFORE: nasty old back of picture frame (truth is I should probably just get a new one)

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I applied the paint using a second foam brush because it allowed the sponge look to come through on the dots

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Super fast drying paint, but as you can see I needed several coats on the stand of the back

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It’s very Kate Spade feeling to me

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A nice little refresh!



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