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Wall of Frames

Wall of Frames

Sorry for the posting hiatus (she said to nobody in particular). Things have been very busy at grad school. Who knew?

Anyway, I have a bunch of projects that are about 90% complete, and I kept saying to myself that I would post them when they were finished. But, as my mom loves to tell me: the first 90% of the project takes 90% of the time and the last 10% of a project takes the next 90% of the time. So that’s where I’m at. (And here is where my dad would tell me to never end a sentence with a preposition. Hehe.)

So I figured I would post something that is 90% complete. My old roommate (Jamie, of dog-cake fame) will cringe that I have hung more picture frames without pictures in them, and will also remind me that for over 6 months last year I swore I would find pictures to put in frames that I had hung, but never really did. So Jamie, now is the time to look away.

I had a huge wall with tons of space to fill. I had a bunch of random frames that I had collected for the past two years from my parents, garage sales, the side of the street (garbage sale? Ever notice how close “garbage” and “garage” are in spelling? I’m guessing the “b” in “garbage sale” is for “bold” because it takes boldness to yell at your boyfriend to stop the car because you saw something awesome poking out from a pile of trash near someone’s dumpster. (Yes, I’m putting that piece of garbage in the back of your car. Why do you ask?)).

But I digress. A lot.

Here is what the mirrors looked like before (don’t judge me for living with linoleum floors, please; I live in student housing):

Purple Frames (Before they were purple)

I spray painted half the mirrors in Krylon Gloss Gum Drop (what a lovely Candyland color that is). I sprayed the other half in Krylon Gloss Purple. Then I glazed all the mirrors with Valspar antiquing glaze. I only like to collect frames that have cool designs around the edges, especially if they look gilded, or like that would hold antiquing glaze really well. Here are some close ups of the various frame detailing:

Hang in a random fashion at a weird hour of the night. Make your neighbors cookies the next day to apologize. And voila! Wall of purple picture frames!

Once I get curtains hung in my bedroom, I will post a pic of the whole room and you will see that the purple is part of a larger theme, and you will have to acknowledge the decorating genius that I am. Respect my authority.

Or something like that.

Thanks for reading!

3 responses »

  1. haha you make me laugh!

    and great idea 🙂

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