Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Got frames you plan on getting rid of because you don't like them anymore??

I sure did! A while back I saw a really cute family room decoration at a craft show being sold for near around $40! It was made with picture frames and vinyl lettering... since I have a machine, I figured, I should make one! I had gone to many stores searching for cute cheap frames that fit our "medical school, student loan budget" and the cheapest ones that I liked were $10 a frame! To spell the word "family" that would cost me about $60! That's a little costly for a decoration for us at this time...so I went looking through some old frames and found that I had 2 each of 3 different sizes...perfect! So I got to work!

I took 2 each of 8x10, 5x7 and 4x6 picture frames that I already had....I believe they were like $2 many years ago at wal-mart. I had bought these when we were first married because that was what was in our "college budget." I just took some acrylic paint and painted all of them black. I didn't sand them first.
Once they were painted, I then sanded them...I like how the old paint colors showed through on the edges, giving it a little bit more color!
I then gave them a coat of mod podge, so that way way these will clean up easily when I dust them!
Once the mod podge was dried, I took a hot glue gun, and glued in the glass, you could also use glass glue...I just used hot glue because that's what I had...it was later in the evening and I wanted this project done!!!
After I glued the glass in, I then placed the vinyl on the glass! Here is the finish project!
I love how it's no longer bare above my tv!!!
If you would like to order vinyl for this project, contact me at laniercreations@gmail.com!


Blake & La-Shana Francom said...

How crazy!! I was telling Blake like a week or two ago I wanted to do that for a wedding picture!!! Now that I've seen it actually done I know it looks great! Awesome job chica!

Heidi said...

This looks great! I have lots of frames that I can put to good use now.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a great idea! I love that frames can always be so easily updated. Thanks for sharing it at the POPP.