$5 DIY: Dress Up Your Frames with Tape

A Thoughtful Place

Every once in a while I see a DIY project so simple and ingenious I can't help but think — 'why didn't I come up with that?'

Designer Courtney (creator of the blog 'A Thoughful Place') spotted some photo frames with brass corners in a House Beautiful shoot and wanted to re-create the look at home. But she also wanted to be able to change her mind later, so she dressed up some existing frames with spray paint...and a little bit of tape.

That's right...tape. Using painter's tape gives the brass corners a little bit of texture, and ensures that the new look doesn't have to be permanent if Courtney ever changes her mind. She simply spray-painted the tape and then applied it to the corners of the frames. The final result is so clean and elegant...you'd never guess that this project was so easy and so inexpensive.

See step-by-step instructions and lots more photos at Courtney's blog, A Thoughtful Place.

(Images: A Thoughtful Place)

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