My mom brought some boxes of old stuff for me to go through and try to sell back when we had our garage sale. I uncovered these pictures frames she used to have hanging in our house when I was growing up and I found myself getting nostalgic. I put them aside and decided to re purpose them.
When I finally got around to it, I first gave them a good scrub down and primed them with Kilz spray primer. (oops forgot a picture of this step) Then I spray painted them with Krylon's Ocean Breeze. It was a night and day transformation but I wanted to add some sort of distressed look.
So I glazed them with Valspar Black Glaze, using the technique from All Things Thrifty. The old wood and the grooves were PERFECT for soaking in the glaze. This is only my second attempt at glazing something and I am so pleased with the turnout (to see the first glazing attempt click HERE).
I filled the frames with some of Landon's newborn pictures, which were taken by the very talented Christina Harrison.
I bought a wooden "B" at Michael's for $1 and painted it gray.
The mirror is my high school sweetheart. I found her when a neighbor was having a garage sale. She is legit, super old, weighs like 10 pounds and it was love at first sight. The neighbor gave her to me for free and I have been hauling her around to various homes since my college days.
And so my wall is complete! I don't think I will toss out old frames ever again :)
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