Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Pinterest Challenge Part 1: Gold Embellished Frames
The lovely Sherry at Young House Love and three other awesome bloggers started the Pinterest Challenge last year to inspire readers to actually complete a project from Pinterest. I had pinned this image a few months ago and this season’s challenge was the extra push I needed to make my own awesome picture frames.
This project was actually inspired by some high end frames in a House Beautiful feature. Courtney at A Thoughtful Place just covered the corners with some painter’s tape that she spray painted gold. I chose to paint the actual frame. Here’s the before: a basic $5 frame from Michaels.
I measured three inches from each end and taped off a straight edge. Then I painted the corners with yellow gold acrylic paint by Martha Stewart. It took about four coats to get decent coverage but in the end it turned out great!
I framed a print of the Piazza Navona I bought in Rome. I have another frame to paint, but after that’s done I’m going to hang both pieces in my half bath to go with the other souvenirs from my travels.
If I were to do this project all over again I would definitely buy a frame with a very basic shape so that I could tape it off better. I would also try a different type of paint…maybe spray paint? All in all though I’m very happy with my first Pinterest Challenge project!