How To: Gold Frames on a Budget

Lindsay's February Jumpstart Project 2009

Title: Gold Frames
Name: Lindsay
Time: 1 hour
Cost: $13.00

Lindsay wanted to share her smaller-scale makeover project in the hope that it may inspire someone else. She always wanted gold frames but found them "oh-so-expensive." On a whim, she repainted her collection of black frames and was delighted at the results. Click above for the pics and head below for all the instructions. Give Lindsay a THUMBS UP if you find this project helpful....

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PAINTING THE FRAMES

TOOLS:
Frames, either found at garage sales, or frames from my local home decor store
Gold Paint

STEPS:
Step 1: Get a frame - I tried this both with black frames and natural wood, and both worked.
Step 2: Took the matting & glass out of the frames
Step 3: Painted a coat of the Gold Paint on the frame. If it goes on too lightly, don't worry - the first coat dries relatively quickly, and the second coat will stick wonderfully to the first coat you applied.
Step 4: I did three coats just to make sure that the whole frame was generously covered. Each coat dries amazingly quickly.
Step 5: I popped back my matting & glass and proceeded to frame fun art throughout my home.

RESOURCES:
Gold Paint — $3.00 from my local stationery store. The brand I used was Deco Art Dazzling Metalics in Glorious Gold.

Give Lindsay a THUMBS UP if you find this project helpful....

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