Friday, May 11, 2012

A Quick Change

Hello again Party Box Design readers! It's Shara from Little Gray Table stopping by today. I want to talk about a simple thing you can do to change the look of something. I love re-purposing things instead of getting rid of them especially if they have some sentimental value but might no longer go with your decor.

When I turned 10, my Grammy and Grandpa bought me this framed art work of dolls in an attic. It hung in my room until I went off to college. I always loved looking at it and I always thought it would be cool to have a fun place like an attic to have adventures in.


I've held onto this picture because it reminds me of my Grammy and my Grandpa (who passed away). I always knew if I had a daughter, I'd pass it onto her. Well, I recently redid my daughter's room (you can see pictures here and here) and figured it was a good time to find a place for this picture. However, the dated 1987 old oak frame was not doing anything for me and I wanted to change that.

I started by removing the glass and the picture from the frame. Then using a sanding sponge, I gave the frame a quick sanding and wiped it down with a damp cloth. I used a coat of spray primer first to try to camouflage the strong wood grains in the frame. Miss M wanted me to paint the frame pink so I used what I had on hand (Berry Pink by Rustoleum). I think it made a world of difference. It updated something I already had and now will look cute hanging up in Miss M's room.




Do you have something that could use a quick update? Grab a can of spray paint and get to it!

Have a fabulous weekend,
Shara Pin It