Last week, I showed you how to make a Memory Catcher and in that project I used a rustic style white frame. I looked everywhere for the perfect frame and I couldn’t find what I was after. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until after I made the Memory Catcher that I found this frame. So I made my own! I didn’t make the actual frame (I did not have time to do that) but I gave a simple cheap black plastic frame into my perfect frame! Guess what? It was SO easy to do and because I am totally awesome and I love you all so much, I am going to tell you how I did it! Get ready to do your own picture frame makeover.
All you need to make this is;
- A simple black frame in your chosen size
- White spray paint (and the required surface and personal protection gear)
- An extra fine nail file
Step 1. Remove the glass and backing from the frame
Step 2. Clean the frame, you want to remove and dirt, dust or oil
Step 3. Spray paint the frame, this may take a couple of coats depending on your paint, you will want a full cover but it doesn’t matter if it isn’t 100% perfect
Step 4. Let the paint dry completely
Step 5. Take your nail file and file away at the paint on the frame on areas that would wear down, like the corners and edges and lightly file the front surface
Step 6. Replace glass and backing, and you have yourself a beautiful rustic white frame
Tips & Tricks
- Do not over file or use sand paper – the plastic of the frame won’t allow the paint to adhere completely so sanding it with anything too coarse will cause too much paint to come off
This frame can be used in the Memory Catcher project or just as a beautiful picture frame. This style would go beautifully in a Shabby Chic décor, a French Provisional décor, or even a country charm décor.
Have fun making this one, I know I did 🙂
Have you ever had the perfect item in mind and when you went looking to buy it, you either couldn’t find it anywhere or was WAY too expensive? It happens all the time to me, I am lucky I can usually recreate my perfect item. If there is something you are trying to find or recreate and you need guidance, comment below or send me an email via the contact page. I would love to try and help you 🙂