Thursday, October 20, 2011

Picture frame re-do

Do you remember I bought this picture a few weeks ago?
Artist, Trisha Romance print - $20 at GW.



Kinda turned out pretty didn't it!

I took it into Michael's to replace the mat to an off white colour.  
No big savings there.  I though they would take my 40% off coupon....nope.
Had to pay full price...wasn't too happy about that.

I spray painted the frame white.

To give it a little antique colour, I stained it twice, and wiped off the access liquid after each coat.

And now I just have to find a place to hang it.


Will be linky up at these parties
Potpourri Party at 2805
Finding Fabulous  for Frugalicious Friday
The Shabby Nest  for Frugal Friday
 Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday


  1. I like this so much better Diane. I wonder if it would be easy to spray paint picture mats too? Maybe next time try it and if it doesn't work make the purchase of a new one. The white sure made a huge difference. Pamela

  2. The lighter frame is sooooo much nicer...great job, Diane.

  3. The frame turned out very nice, too bad you couldn't use your coupon at Michaels.

  4. I have many times updated mating with spray paint or craft paint. The one time I had one professionally changed was when I found out my large signed and numbered print in a beautiful frame I paid $20 for at Goodwill was worth $450 unframed!!!!. I paid $20 to have the "dusty rose" mat changed to cream. It has proudly hung above my bead for years now.


  5. That is lovely - I did something similar in my linked post too. Also, I ran into the same problem with you at Michaels when wanting just to change out a mat. At Joanns, if you change both the mat and the glass, then you can use their % off coupons. So I actually got new glass and mat at Joanns for less than the quoted price of the mat at Michaels.

  6. I love Trisha Romance! My hubby bought me a beautiful print of hers right after I had our 2nd daughter. It is proudly hung in our family room. Your 'new' frame looks great! I recently had two pics reframed at Michael's and was blown away by how expensive it was (even with a 75% off coupon, it was $650 for two!!!!). Crazy! Wish there was a Hobby Lobby in Canada....they are less expensive and have great stuff!

  7. Oh that is beautiful. If you can't find a place to hang it, I can! LOL!
    have a wonderful weekend,

  8. So much better with a new mat and white frame. Good job!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated!

  9. Hi Diane, you did a wonderful job with the Trish Romance picture. I am also Canadian. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris