You saw on my FB post I was painting frames this past weekend. I had some odd sized prints I had purchased in Italy while I was visiting Karl last summer when he was working there. The funny thing is that the prints are from a Danish painter I love, Bjorn Wiinblad. I love his whimsical art! Anyway, they are from the series North, South, East, West.
The only trouble was that the gold on the frames was flaking off. Honestly, I don’t think the gold did anything for the images. And, the frames being from Europe, I knew the metric sizing would be a problem if I was replacing with new frames. So Karl gave me his power sander to use and I stripped the frames and repainted them black!
I worked on another two frames while I was at it since I was planning all black frames anyway for my stairwell. I think that new frames are very expensive so I like to reuse them when possible. I’m a huge thrift shopper and found so many useful good things at Salvation Army or Goodwill shops! I found a frame that was 4 feet long and perfect for my needs. It was $10 marked down half off to $5 on super Wednesday at the Salvation Army!!!
I painted the white wood and filled it with 4×6 photos of us in landmark places we’ve visited!
This one is another frame I found at Goodwill for about $4 but it was in brown. I again painted it black and now, I can replace the photos occasionally!
As for the photos, I used an old HP Photosmart photo printer for super easy 4×6 prints. This kept me from having to leave the house to get this project done! With the frames all uniform in color, I can make the photos and paintings look cohesive in the one place and not for a huge lot of money!