Friday, August 3, 2012

DIY Glazed Frames

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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Ashley Gault said...

They came out really nice! Love that blue color! =)

Alyssa Rivers said...

I love how these turned out! They look great! I love your blog and how creative you are! Your style is awesome! Im a new follower! Would love for you to visit mine! :)

A Lived in Home said...

What a great idea! I need to try this! I would love for you to come link up your blog to my Get social Sunday link party!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

These are so cute! I love the turquoise.

Michaela @ said...

The picture frames are great! I love the color you spray painted them and how great the glaze complements it. And I love that the mirror is your high school sweetheart! It's a great mirror!

Lindsey @ Better After said...

These turned out amazing! I love the depth from the glaze, I've only just started to try it out myself. It's kind of addicting!

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

I shared your frames on my Facebook page... Love them! Thank you so much for visiting The 36th AVENUE party!

Malory {Snips & Spice} said...

I love how you finished these frames. They have such texture! Thanks for sharing at Snips and Spice Sunday Slice.