So, these are 3 frames that I have on the wall beside my fireplace in our great room. Our ceilings in this room are approximately 20 ft high so there was a large open space on the wall. I didn't want to clutter it with furniture, so I decided on framed photos I took. The top photo is from Savannah, Georgia (one of my favorite small towns every!) I named my daughter after that town, if that tells you how much I love it! Anyway, the middle photo is from one of our trips to Germany when we were standing at the top of the Alps. Beautiful site. The photo on the bottom is from Mexico when we visited the Mayan ruins.
The top and bottom frames were from my grandmother. They were originally old and a not so pretty brown color. The middle frame was a gold frame. All I did was paint them with a flat solid white or cream color paint. I then painted them with a satin beige colored paint...very lightly....making sure not to let it seep into the details of the wood, so that the base color would shine through to show the detail. I think I actually used a sponge brush to lightly paint the beige paint. Very easy and inexpensive.
Here are two frames that I received from someone. They were orginally baby blue with flowers on them. The were Pottery Barn frames, but I didn't have any use for the color and design. I spray painted them black and then used beige paint and lightly brushed over them. I printed out some photos I took of a cafe we visited in Prague...It was a french cafe, so when I found this sign, I thought it would be fitting to place over these photos.
Below is the guest room in my home. When we first moved in, I knew I wanted this room to be relaxing and soothing for our guests. I didn't however, want to spend a bunch of money purchasing new furniture for the room. We had a couple of pieces we considered getting rid of, so I thought PAINT! Yes, I will paint almost anything! The bed was my mom's bed. She passed away in 2011, so this is a nice way to remember her. The bed was originally and oak color, so I decided to distress it white. I loved the outcome!
Not only did I paint the bed, but I also painted the table lamps. They were some inexpensive lamps I purchased years ago, just because we needed lighting in a particular room, not for decor puposes. I never liked the bronze color of them orginally.
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