Thursday, May 2, 2013


Several weeks ago I spread the kitchen table with newspapers and began gathering up the picture frames around the house. I took the photo and glass/backing out.   Some were metal and others plastic.  Some were that old out of style 1970-1980's resin look.  I had decided to paint them with chalk paint and I found that 1 coat was basically all it took, a little distressing with sandpaper (or just wiping some of the wet paint off with a rag) and a quick wax job and buff.

You can totally change the look of your frames easily!


La Tea Dah said...

I love your chalk white picture frames. Such a great idea! I haven't tried spray paint for something like this, although I have used acrylic paint and a paintbrush. The effects are a little bit different, but also pretty.

I think I enjoyed looking at your photos as much as your frames! It was fun to "find you" in them --- and to see pictures of your beautiful family.

Gracious Hospitality

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What a great idea Berideen! And painting them gives such a lovely coordinated look in addition to freshening them.

Hope your day is Extraordinary!

p.s. I'd be delighted if you'd stop by and help me celebrate my first blogiversary...there's lovely giveaways, too! ;)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your frames look wonderful! What a difference a little bit of paint makes. It was nice to have a peek at your photos too. Thanks for sharing with my HOME and hosting your nice party.


Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen,
Love the painted frames - your home is just going through the most marvelous transformation - beautiful. I do appreciate you hosting,

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love how the frames turned out, Bernideen! I need to update some of my old frames, too. Thanks for hosting your Open House.

Marilyn Miller said...

Nice! I think I can get away with some white frames. Now I need some chalk paint.

Sarah said...

Nice idea! It really unifies the photos.
Thanks for hosting each week. ~ Sarah

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Looks great- another new part of your going "chic!"

Nicely done, my friend!!

Shane Pollard said...

Hello Bernideen
YOU are clever!
What a great way of updating the photo frames - what a difference it makes just by a little paint all the same colour!
I'm inspired.
Shane ♥

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I love the look of all your white frames! You have some beautiful frames there. Nancy

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my gosh Bernideen, you have painted so much lately you make my tired ache. lol! Amazing lady! Thanks for the party.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I just painted a frame with blue and white paint and you're right it does change the look amazingly. I love how fresh your collection of white frames look.

Donna Heber said...

Bernideen you have such a sweet collection of frames. They look wonderful painted in white! Thank you for hosting.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Chalk paint can really change your accessories. Love your "new" frames! So fresh! Bernideen, thanks for hosting another great party! We appreciate all the work you do so we can show off!

Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful Bernideen. I was just given some chalk paint, this would be a lovely use of it!! Clarice

My Little Home and Garden said...

Isn't it wonderful what a difference a coat of paint can make! Your frames look very pretty,Bernideen.

Clara said...

Your frames came out beautifully Bernideen. A very pleasing update.

Angela McRae said...

What a great idea! I've always heard that having your photo frames in the same colorway helps pull everything together, but I wouldn't have thought of painting the resin ones. Terrific!

Tammy said...

They look lovely! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!