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When my now-husband and I moved in together, there was a lot of stuff that came together from the both of use. We’d amassed quite a collection of random and hand-me-down items since this was a first marriage for us both at the ripe old age of 37. Some good, some not so good. One of these is a picture frame that I consider a garage sale item. He had no attachment to it, so I dodged the bullet of having to find a place to hang it.
Knowing my luck, looking back at this photo before its remake, it was probably painted by some obscure artist whose works are now worth billions. The kind of find you hear about on the news and swear that you’ll scavenge every one’s attic until you find a similar treasure, but nonetheless I couldn’t look at it sitting on my “to do desk” any longer.
So, this is what it looks like now. Golden, shiny, and actually really fun to play with!
This is so absolutely simple and you can use dry erase markers to create notes to the kids, schedule reminders, the kids can practice their math problems, or you can write a cute little phrase on it and hang it on the wall.
Honestly, all I did was take the glass out of the frame and spray painted the picture and the frame gold. I use Krylon Short Cuts because I don’t like having big cans of spray paint around and I can get more colors for my buck.
Once the spray paint dries, which is pretty quickly, I put the photo back in the frame with the glass and I’m done. Seriously, it’s that easy!
This is a great way to use old pictures and frames and you can even find them for cheap at garage and estate sales.