If you remember back to my temporary living room frames, I got $5 frames (with coupons from Michaels) and took advantage of a major sale on printed photos to create a budget-friendly wall of photos. Until I get larger frames & larger prints for a va-va-voom forever wall, I figure I would make-do with what I have so far.
I came across this great post from A Thoughful Place, where a picture from House Beautiful magazine inspired a very easy & low-cost knock-off (the perfect way to add some character to my plain frames).
First, I got some painter's tape (it's best if it's width is thick enough to wrap completely around the frame) and metallic gold spray paint. Then I spray painted them (with a little unfortunate droopage).
2. As the paint dried, I marked my frames with a pencil (I chose to make them 5 cm along all edges).
3. I removed everything out of the frame. I then snipped enough tape to cover each side, making sure to make them as straight as possible.
Here's where I did things a little differently from the post I was inspired by; I tried overlapping a piece of tape over the initial piece, but when it was smoothed out, I could see a line from the tape underneath. It is noticeable closer up, so I got a little OCD and decided to try something else.
4. For the initial piece of tape, I cut the tape at an angle at the corner,
5. And did the same for the second piece (this method definitely takes more patience and concentration... and well, more tape when mistakes are made - and they will be!)
But the final result was a smooth-like-buttah edge that looks like it was made that way.
Here's the after:
A before n' after, shall we?
My husband is still dealing with the fact that gold is encroaching on his only-silver-is-allowed space, but after all of that measuring & taping, those suckas aren't going anywhere!
I hope you have a terrific weekend!
we're supposed to be getting a lot of rain for the next couple of days, so gotta get in as much outdoorsy stuff that I can!