i did a d.i.y.

I've actually had this project done for a little while now, but I am just now getting around to posting it.
I follow a few design blogs and I am always quite inspired by all the DIY projects. Instead of just buying expensive pieces to decorate our home, I really wanted to start finding cheap pieces and fancy-ing them up. So here is my very first DIY!
For this project I followed the instructions found here.

I started with two frames I found at a discount warehouse store.

First I did one coat of primer, followed by two coats of spray paint. I let the frames dry completely in between each coat.

After the last coat was dry, I glazed the frames to add a special touch.

And ta-da! I ended up with two fantastic frames for my prints.

I found these awesome prints here.

What do you think??
I had such a fun time doing this project and it really made me feel good about my creative abilities and I appreciate these frames more than plain old store bought ones. I have never really thought of myself as an artsy person, but completing this project has really inspired me to do more DIY projects. I already have my next three planned!


Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Those turned out SO GREAT! I esp. love the last print :) GOOD JOB!

Sydney said...

See, now THIS is what I want to sitting at home all day! I'm in love! They look so fantastic!

Annah said...

It obviously looks, pretty friggin' fantastic :)

Abigail Jasmine said...

heLLo! beautiFULL blog here!~

Mind if I *follow*?

amber said...

@abigail, thanks for stopping by! i would love it if you wanted to follow my blog, i am glad you like it :)

franca maisha said...

oh they look great now!! nice work :)


Rachel Elizabeth said...

I love how these turned out! I might have to do the same thing.

Kathleen said...

LOVE this. i've been looking and looking for old frames to revamp! they look a-maz-ing.

Melissa said...

I love this, do mind sharing the paint/glaze colors you used? I am trying to get up the nerve to try my first DIY too!

tara said...

I love it! I'm a newbie to the DIY too and just started to blog about my journey. Way to go!!

Stop and say hi if you get a chance.


Van Wynsberg said...

Looks good! I recently did a frame project too! Easy as pie!


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