I have decorated these pictures in my dining room many times. I have always liked these pictures but for some reason I have wanted to put something over them. You may remember that I wrapped them with muslin and made a Halloween silhouette out of them for the fall.
for Christmas I wrapped them like gifts on the wall. I have decided it was not the pictures that I so much dislike but the color of the mat that is framing the picture. I have had these pictures for quite awhile and decided that maybe I should change the mat. Getting new mats for your pictures can be quite expensive. I thought maybe I could just paint the existing mat. So, I did!
It is hard to get a photo with the glass. To paint the mat I had to take the back of the picture apart and separate the print from the mat. Once I had the mat separated I just used some spray paint and painted the mat. I then decided that maybe I should paint the frames, so, I painted the frames a creamy white. Once they were dry I put the print, mat and frame back together.
I really like how it turned out because it matches the room now! Maybe I won't be covering up these pictures all of the time.
They are quite large pictures and it would have been quite expensive to replace them
You can change the look of your pictures, without breaking the bank and look what just a little paint can do!