Thursday, September 9, 2010

Livingroom wall collage

I've seen these done a thousand times and have been wanting one of my very own...sooo I began collecting ornate style frames when on my weekly treasure hunts.  They ran about $2-$3 per frame, and were in desperate need of some white spray paint love!  (I forgot to take a before!!)  Here's a pic of the blank canvas..newly painted walls in Sterling by Behr.

Here are the beauties with a glossy shade of white. I arranged them on the floor to get an idea of how
I wanted them to look on the wall.  

Next I put pretty paper in each frame and spray painted an A (for our last name) a medium glossy grey.

Here is the wall now..sorry for the bad pics..the detail of the frames is not showing very well. 
So I was thinking of adding details like silhouette's and such?? Or leave the pretty paper be the detail?? Whatcha think??

New frames & photos on the cheap

I always find it amusing when people donate their photo frames with their family photos still inside of them..especially the old wedding photos!  Just sayin..

I found these frames at Savers..their tag color was 50% off that day making them a whopping 5 BUCKS..They were professionally matted and solid wood construction, and at 23" x 23" they are sure to make a statement!!  They came home with me!  

They received a quick coat of Glossy black to cover the 80's inspired faux animal print bronze paint job.
Since I'm not creepy and I wanted to frame pictures of my own cute baby, I disposed of the pictures that were in the frames and went to this website They are having an enlargement I bought 4 12x12 photos and shipping for $18.00. 

Here they are in our basement living room with photos of our family! If ever I decide to donate them I will make sure they are photo-less frames! :)