Start with a Nineties style flower picture with mottled gold frame . . . .
Turn picture over and remove dust cover. If you are lucky, enough of it will remain to use as a pattern to replace it 🙂
Completely disassemble the picture, being careful of glass. Save backing cardboard.
Spray frame a matte nickel color because it coordinates with another frame in the same area.
Center black and white photos in mat. Reassemble by turning frame upside down, insert glass, mat with photos, backing cardboard and carefully trimmed and glued dust cover.
Hang in place on a soft butter colored wall. Cringe every time you pass by – a dozen times a day because the nickel color does not provide enough contrast to the wall. Or the black and white photos.
Remove pictures and live with a bare wall for a few weeks. When painting another project rubbed oil bronze, grab the pictures on impulse, disassemble, repaint with the bronze, reassemble and hang.
There!!!! Much better. The slightly darker color provides a weightier frame for the small black and white photos and is a much more pleasing contrast with the wall.
Black and white photographer: Wheels. Subject: Arches in public monuments (left) Vienna, Paris, (right) Paris and Hanau, Germany.
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six sisters says
So cute!! Thanks so much for joining us on “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more of your ideas!! -The Sisters
Melody of ChattyChics.com says
Don’t you love repurposing pictures and pictures?! Love what you did! Thanks for linking up at my party!
Tonia @TheGunnySack says
Sooo much better than the gold! 🙂
Even the lady selling the gold frame at her garage sale couldn’t believe I wanted that ugly thing! I think it is much better too! Thanks for stopping by!