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Sunday, March 11, 2012

the magic of spray paint

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!


Rachel said...

I didn't even notice the pictures! I don't think I even went in the dining room yesterday. Anyway, they look great. I love it!

Maria said...

Those pictures are great! And a good way to change the look of a picture! I love fruit/vegetable prints!

Patti said...

what a great idea. Painting the mat really changes the look.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic idea! I have 2 pieces of framed art that I love, but am not a fan of the matting! I am totally doing this!

Have a great day!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

What a great tip! Thanks so much for sharing at our Uncommonly Yours link party! Hope to see you next week!

Take care,


Be Colorful Coastal said...

Genius. Give a woman a paintbrush and she can conquer the world. :D Thanks for sharing at BeColorful

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

Unknown said...

Love the prints! Following you from finding fabulous-stop by for a visit!


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