artsy-fartsy mama: Frame Makeover & Printable

Frame Makeover & Printable

I had this old frame set I wanted to use, but I'm not a fan of the old, bronzy color. So, I gave it a makeover!

Take a look at the before & after:
It was so easy, and didn't take long at all. Love projects like this!

Here's how I did it:
Congratulations, frame. You are my next makeover victim! muahaha...

Let's take a closer look, shall we? See, the color isn't bad... it's just not my style.

 I painted a light coat of Metallic Pearl White paint (same paint used on Quatrefoil Canvas project) with a foam spouncer.
Just dot the paint on - sliding it across the frame didn't put the paint on right.
I do like the black antique look in all the cracks though, so I tried not to paint too much.

 This is after about 2 coats. I ended up doing 3 total to make sure I had all the bronze covered.
Make sure to wait for each coat to dry before starting the next one!

All done! I love how it turned out! So shiny & pretty!
Notice the difference a third coat of paint makes...

Then, I decided to make a cute picture to put on the inside. I love it!

What? You want one, too? Sure!! Just click on the picture to view full size & print one for yourself!
{Images are for personal use only; please don't resell or use for any commercial purposes. Thanks!}



Another before & after:

Then put it on display to remind yourself that being "YOU" is beautiful!


  1. Fun idea! I love the art you used too, what a beautiful quote! I came over from the somewhat simple link party!

  2. Love love love it!! Especially the saying!

  3. Oh, I love it! The black showing through looks so rich! Great job! Thank you for linking up!

  4. So fun! I love it when awesome bloggers share their free printables! Thanks for linking at Family Ever After!

  5. I looove it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Dropping by from Boost my Blog Friday.
    I'm a new follower :)

  6. Love the project! Great blog name by the way:) New follower you can check me out at

  7. The frame must be feeling lucky to be in your hands for make-over. Looks prettier in silver.

    Saw your link on 'Homemaker on a Dime'. I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see ya at the party :)

  8. Absolutely be-you-tiful! Love it Lindsay! Thanks for the printable! I'm going to make these for my daughters!
    Thanks for sharing the fun at Pinkalicious Thursday!

  9. Hmmm... I was given a few of those frames years ago... I've never used them. Great idea. Thanks for sharing the printable too :)

  10. Oh, so much better - it looks great! Love the printable too - thank you! visiting via the Boost my Blog hop - glad to find y ou!


  11. beautiful idea. love the quote.

  12. Great job! I love ornate frames!

  13. Love your frame in silver and the message is perfect! Thanks for linking up at FNF and sharing it! :)

  14. I love this and thanks so much for having a copy of your printable too. I am saving it for future use:> I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party.

  15. love it looks great I love the frame in the silver style

  16. Beautiful indeed! Love the new colour of the frame - and its new contents too! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  17. Great job! I love the end product! Highlighting this on our FB page :) THANK YOU so much for linking up to our linky party Strut Your Stuff Sunday :) We appreciate it!!


  18. I love the frame makeover! I'm not a fan of the bronze look either. And the printable is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  19. This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others to even attempt this feat. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  20. Thanks so much for linking up at Home Savvy, Lindsay, and thanks for being Partier #1! Your frame turned out great and I loooove the "Beautiful" insert!

  21. Turned out amazing. If you get a chance I would love you to link your frame and printable up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there.

  22. Totally love it! Thanks for linking up to Vanilla Bean again this week!!

  23. I adore that printable! What a great message! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  24. Hi Lindsay!

    Your frame was a huge hit at Savvy HomeMade Monday and was featured at this weeks blog party! Please feel free to stop by pick up a feature button!

  25. What a great idea!! Hmmmm....I think I might have to go rummage through my old frame box. :)

  26. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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