using frames as…still frames

Like many people, I have a pinterest account, where I’ve pinned an absurd number of DIY tutorials, sewing projects, meal recipes, fashion ideas, and art inspirations.  Also, like many people–in reality, I’ve created very few of the projects I pinned.

However, this is the start.  I loved this unique framing idea. As an artist, people (kindly) tend to give me old unwanted frames in hopes that I can find a use for them.  And, now I have.

old frames
old frames
I sanded the finish/paint on each frame.  This left a rough textured surface, allowing the paint to adhere better.
I sanded the finish/paint on each frame. This left a rough textured surface, allowing the paint to adhere better.
rough/sanded surface
Once I had the rough/sanded surface, I wiped them down with a damp paper towel to get the excess dust off.
I painted my frames with acrylic becuase that is what I had.  Although, I think spray paint would work just as well (if not better).
I painted my frames with acrylic because that is what I had. Although, I think spray paint would work just as well (if not better). With a couple, the paint was a bit too thin and you can still see the original color.  After I let it dry, I just added a second layer, and that created the rich solid opaque color I wanted.
close-up
Once the paint was dry, I used eye-screws attached to the interior edges of the frames.  And then I used framing wire and tiny craft clothes pins to hold the pictures.
Our walls are concrete, so I used 3M sticky hooks.  They are not as aesthetically pleasing as I would like, but such is life.  I am still happy with how it turned out.
Our walls are concrete, so I used 3M sticky hooks. They are not as aesthetically pleasing as I would like, but such is life. However, I’m still happy with how the project turned out.

 

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