Friday, August 6, 2010

Spray Paint Saves Oak Frame From Sudden Death

Have I mentioned that I am in LOVE with my new couches?  Well if I haven't--just know that I LOVE THEM!

The ONLY thing is that they kind of blend in to my walls.  I had painted my walls several years ago a nice light tan color--and the couches are ALSO a nice light tan color.

Exhibit A:
(Sorry the picture doesn't show much of the wall--I was focusing on my NEW COUCHES!!)


So I am in the throws of deciding if I should paint the wall behind the couch a contrasting color.  (If my hubby has anything to say about it--it will stay the same color.  If I have my way--it will be painted.  It will take a MEAN battle of Rock, Paper, Scissors to see who is victorious over this one!)

Meanwhile I knew that the oak picture frame holding a BEAUTIFUL picture my dad took--had to go.  It used to match the wood of our futon--but now it just looks out of place.  (Yah--and I know the 80's torch lamp looks REALLY out of place--but we'll deal with that another day!)


So I had planned to take the picture out of the frame and spray paint it up.  But I took it off the wall and found this:


I had forgotten that my WONDERFUL mother had had this picture PROFESSIONALLY framed for me.  So I was not about to tear into it just to spray paint the frame.

So I did the next best thing and covered the glass with newspaper and tape.

And THEN I spray painted it.  The same paint that I had left over from re-doing my Grandpa's Footstool.

I am SO PLEASED with how it turned out.  I really think it compliments the picture SO MUCH BETTER.


  And it really POPS against the wall and the couches...Don't ya think?

BEFORE:


AFTER:


AND it matches our ottoman and NOW my Grandpa's Footstool!

Another point on the big score board for SPRAY PAINT.



9 comments:

  1. Aww man just after I gave away my ugly oak frames. I will remember this for next time.

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  2. and you made matching pillows to match Grandpa's Footstool! Great matching!

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  3. Sharon I love the freshly painted frame now! You are so right, it really pops out :) Great job! Now you don't have to have that mean fight of paper scissor rocks ;)

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  4. I love it. I have really underestimated the power of spray paint.

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  5. Cool frame! Great job! A very beautiful arrangement now!

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  6. Wow, that really does make a huge difference!! (And I'm wondering why yours was professionally finished and mine is stuck on with duct tape??? Who's the favorite NOW?!) Looks great!

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  7. I am loving your couches too! What difference they make, and the microfiber is such a great fabric! I think that wall could use some color. What about doing a stencil on the wall in a color rather than painting the wall? Like the popular quatrefoil stencil? I saw your link from Just a Girl blog. Love your blog.

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  8. Spray paint is the most amazing thing EVER!!! Love, love, love it! Your frame looks great. It fits in really well with your ottoman and other decor. Quick question -- did you spray paint the top of the torch lamp next to the frame too?

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