Thursday, 23 September 2010

diy painted recycled frames

I've wanted to frame some fun little photo booth prints for a while now and when I found these three small pine frames at a charity shop recently, I thought they'd be just right. They cost me about 50p but they're still available at Ikea as a set of three for £1.49. 
I bought a sample pot of Pearl Grey paint from a value store.
Gave the frames three coats.
Cut three pieces of cardboard to match the paper backings provided with the frames.
Then covered the cardboard with ironed white cotton scraps from my bunting escapades.
Then stuck the little photographs on to the fabric and tucked the fabric inside the frames.
And then hung them up! This is the view from my desk (on a very rare dreamy, sunny morning!). It cost less than £2 and only took a few hours (including time for the paint to dry). 
Photos: Heidi Adnum

10 comments:

Joanna said...

A lovely make and do... so simple yet stunning results!

Krystal said...

i love the pearl gray, that is so pretty!

Diana Mieczan said...

I really like the idea of using fabric...Great colour:) Kisses,sweetie

Croatian_Latina said...

What a neat project. and very economical!

heidi adnum said...

Thank you! Yes, it's ridiculously simple but a great way to re-vamp old frames or spruce up salvaged ones. Linens are lovely when used as mounts, too, I think. Even cheaper if you have paint left-over!

KristiMcMurry said...

great idea! Love the way they look hanging.

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Beautifully done dear Heidi...I love decorating my home with framed pictures...

Have a great week, cheers: Evi

mel said...

ahhhhh it looks great darling!!!! who are these handsome devils? xx

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Nice work! I am now inspired to get back to the picture-organising.

heidi adnum said...

Excellent!