Hey friends, today I’m showing you a quick and easy picture frame update!
I have a confession to make:
I love going to garage sales. If I could spend all day driving around going from stop to stop, I would.
I’ve actually done that.
There’s something so exhilarating and satisfying about finding an item(s) that have been on your list for awhile.
Especially considering you can find things at garage sales for a fraction of the cost of buying new.
I remember last summer, closer to the end of the garage sale hours, coming to this couple’s driveway to browse what was left.
They had a coffee table that really caught my eye and the price was really reasonable.
It was white with some distressing on the sides, which I love so much.
We’d been searching for a different coffee table because the one we had was so long and children would often bump their heads on the corner when playing around it.
I ended up getting it and love the way it looks in our sunroom!
Quest for Picture Frames
We had created a DIY Faux Wood Feature Wall in our bedroom in the winter, and I wanted to place picture frames on our nightstands.
I wanted some without glass, just with a wood-panelling sort of look to mimic the farmhouse style I really love.
I got to this one garage sale and they had an amazing amount of decor. Vases, faux plants, signs to wooden block animals, there was so much!
Then I spotted them. Two picture frames, exactly like I’d envisioned.
Except…only one of them was white, while the other was a red-brownish color.
I almost left the red one there, but suddenly I realized I could just spray paint the other frame.
Here are the items I used to update the picture frame:
- Rustoleum White Spray Paint
- 150 grit Sandpaper
I removed the clip from the frame.
Next, I sprayed the front.
The following day I spray painted the back side.
Finally, I took my sandpaper and rubbed at the sides and a few spots on the top and bottom to give it a distressed look to match the other one.
I love the way it turned out! It was such a quick and easy update, it didn’t even take a full hour to do.
So if you ever have something on your list and the item looks a bit different from what you’d imagined, just ask yourself if you’d be able to give it new life with some paint or new hardware.
You’d be amazed at how some paint and a few little tweaks can give a whole new look to a piece of furniture or decor.
Have you ever found something at a garage sale that was on your list? Do you like going to garage sales? Let me know in the comments below friend!