Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Framed Kitchen Print

I've had these 2 framed pieces for years. I bought the frames at some discount store, and framed 2 greeting cards that I thought were cute at the time. When we moved back in July, as I was unpacking, I came across them, and hung them on one of my living room walls to just temporarily fill the space. Well I never found anything else to hang these gaudy, grimy things have been staring at me all these months every time I sat on my couch.

Yesterday, I got tired of looking at them.

As I was unframing them, I looked on the back of the greeting cards.....1997. Oh my, it has been a while.

First thing I did was to take one of the frames into the garage and spray it will matte black.

I bought the cheapest can of spray paint just for crafty projects...hopefully this will stick. I didn't prep the frame by sanding or anything, just gave it a good cleaning. I paid less than $1.50 for this can of paint, and figure I can get quite a few small projects done with it.

It took 2 coats to completely cover, and it let it dry about a half hour in between. 

I didn't want to use the maroon mat again, so I had a nice cream color one from another frame that I had bought, so I used no cost for the mat.

The 'EAT' print....all I did was go into Paint to make it, and printed it out on plain old printer no cost again.

Here is the finished project:

(My next to replace and update the shelf on which it sits...ha!)

So is a a before an after shot. I'm really happy with how it turned out, and I made it for practically nothing. I still have one more to redo, but don't have any ideas for it at the moment.

Thanks so much for looking, and please leave a comment if you'd like.
Have a great day!


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  1. Glad I found you on the Linky hop...I'm following with GFC and LF. I would love if you stopped by and followed back, so we can stay connected. Lori

  2. Thank you for stopping by Lori, and glad that you are a new follower! I've visited your blog also, and am following you. Have a great day!



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