Repurposing Old Picture Frames

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When we moved into our new house last year, we made a lot of quick decisions about what to keep and what to toss. Something my husband and I disagreed about were these old picture frames. They were brassy in color, and some no longer had the glass in them. I told him I wanted to paint them a different color and use them in the new house, but he was on a minimalist mission to throw out anything we weren’t currently using. Since I also knew our new house would have more storage space, I talked him into letting me keep my project frames.¬†After repainting and organizing our daughter’s room, I decided what I wanted to do with the frames finally.

My daughter, believe it or not, didn’t want a pink bedroom in our new house. When asked what colors she wanted in her bedroom, she said green and blue. I interpreted that by painting her room a greenish blue called Robin’s Egg Blue, and decorating with accents of bright white, ballet slipper pink, and touches of minty green. The longest wall in her room is where I put up the frames, with a fresh coat of kilz, a spray of white, then a laquer to give them just a touch of sheen. Instead of framing family pictures, I added a little whimsy with girly words, flowers, and birds to tie in the theme of her quilt, and also for a play on the color of her walls. Repurposing old picture frames is such a simple and completely free (if you happen to have the paint already, that is) DIY home decor project that anyone can do.

 

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Now that she’s 2 and a half and fully potty trained, I think we’ll be getting rid of the crib soon. I’ll update soon with the full remodel!

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