Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Quick & Easy Fix

Somebody stop me now!! I just love how everything looks lighter and brighter now that I can't seem to STOP  painting things. I  walk around the house looking for things I can paint, and I know I 'm not alone on this guys, right! The pictures hanging over my bed were the latest victim's.

Here's how they looked before. Pretty but blended in with the wall color to much.

           So I used this in my new favorite color heirloom white.

                                        Here's the after.

They really stand out now. I did just a little distressing on the detailed part of the frame.


                                       Here's a closer look.


                                  I love how they look now!


Couldn't stop there, this is another frame in my room that hangs over the hubby's dresser.


My husbands aunt gave this to us when we were married. It's a marriage blessing from Pope John Paul II.

You can see the original color of the frame where I distressed it. This one I added some mocha glaze to.

           Well that's it for now, until I find another victim (LOL)!! 
                                               Martina 


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                     http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com 

                     http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com


                     http://www.elements-interiors.net/


                     http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com


 

40 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love them. They do look wonderful all painted white. Really makes them pop against the walls. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looking good, Martina. Yes, I walk around looking for things to paint, too. So addictive.

Kristy Carberry said...

It is amazing how much difference a little paint makes! I like them!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are right, this small change and a new coat of paint(along with a little distressing) really makes a huge difference. Fresh and updated!I'll have to give this a try.
Yvonne

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Looking real good Martina. You and Kim are twin homes..seriously they look so similar..Just gorgeous!

Colleen said...

It looks great. I really love the distressed part.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks great, Martina! It definitely makes them stand out more in the Heirloom White {one of my favorites, too, btw}.

Vintage Gal said...

The frames look fabulous ~ wondeful and it makes the prints pop ;-)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your painting looks wonderful. They really do stand out more!

Rene said...

Martina, those pictures are so pretty now! That was a great idea to paint them white. Thank you for voting for me. I really appreciate it.

Pattie said...

Gotta love spray paint... Every time I go to use it Tia makes fun of me and tells me not to spray paint her wheelchair...

Pattie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh...love the small changes that you made! But you are absolutely right...sometimes the small changes can have a big impact! I love the white mats on your bedroom pictures! They stand out so much more on that wall color now...simply beautiful, my friend! And...I love the added paint and distressing that you added to the other frame...just perfect! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us...love the changes!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

PS...I also took a peek at your last post. Love, love, LOVE your red rooster! I need one of those! Wouldn't it look cute for a table centerpiece vignette with those new gray hen dishes that I just did a post about?

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

They look so fresh and pretty with the new frames. Lovely job and your bedroom is lovely too. Have a happy Sunday. x sharon

Anonymous said...

The frames look amazing...I adore spay paint!

Erika . . . with a K said...

Too funny, I am the same way. I am always looking for something to paint since I've already painted all the walls, I've moved on to funiture and picture frames!
I love how you distressed the frames!

Liz said...

I love the new look and the detail around the edges, great job!! I also L O V E that big pillow on your bed, so pretty! XO ~Liz

Pam said...

Martina, your room is SO pretty! I love the new white frames. They definitely pop on the wall now!

And I love the blessing from the Pope. A good friend of mine got married at the Vatican and then got to meet the Pope. Very special!!

Have a great day.
Pam

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Thanks Martina for joining my newbie party.

Jem said...

I love the effect you've created with the spray and the distressing, I agree - so many things look better painted!! :-)

Jem xXx

P.S stopping by from Debbie Doos!

Marie C. said...

Love it! I am totally addicted to paint (especially spray paint), too! It's taken all the fun out of "Honey, guess what I'm gonna do with this!" when he knows now: "Let me guess, spray paint?" :-)

I'm a new visitor & follower from Debbiedoos Newbie party.

http://educatorssoliloquy.blogspot.com

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I really like the way those frames stand out on your wall color. I used a similar color in our bedroom. I'm going to look around and see if I can paint some frames because I really like how yours turned out. I'm coming over from Debbie's party and I'm a new follower.
http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

So pretty, Martina! Your bedroom is gorgeous, too!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I agree the frames look much lighter and fresher painted white. Well done!

Honey at 2805 said...

Very nice update with the painted frames.

Hi I'm Misty. said...

stopping by from debbie doos
love the new frame color.
isnt it amazing what a little paint can do?

Daniella said...

They look wonderful! Definately sand out more now. Fabulous!
xxDaniella

emilysnan said...

hiya martina , love the difference the colour makes to your bed head wall its so simple but so effective x ps love your bed ! tfs
xmaggiex

Rachel Murphy said...

So much nicer! Really looks great. Found you from Debbiedoos! Glad you linked up!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

It looks great! The marriage blessing is so wonderful.Take care.

Ann-Marie

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?? Gorgeous!

Mariaelena said...

Hi Martina, love the painted frames...they pop against that great wall color...love that!!...keep on painting, missy!!!...xo, Mariaelena

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks for joining the party, Martina.

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

The white frames definitely pop from the wall. They look amazing with the distressed finish! I love the pillow on the bed.

Magpies and Magnolias said...

These frames turned out to be beautiful. I'm afraid to pick up a paintbrush and try it for fear that I will also get addicted. And I already have too much on my plate! (Hmmm, can you paint plates?)

Silver Daisies said...

Gotta love spray paint! Nicely done!

The Other Me Is Sane said...

Love the colors in your room and I'm gonna steal that window frame idea! Thanks for sharing.

Pamela said...

I love this Martina!! I want to do this now to my wedding photo frames! They are black and gold and I hate it! This is such a great transformation and the prints really stand out!!

CAS said...

Great new look. The frames look lovely against your wall color. What is the name of your wall color? Distressing is almost always a plus, at least to me! I'm already following you, so if you aren't following back, please do.
CAS

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Yep, there it is heirloom white. I go through cases of it since i have a booth and use tons. I also took the cap and had them mix me a quart so I could use it on big projects. I usually do a top coat of spray though or use the spray and the paint if something has scroll legs, I will do the legs in spray and then roll on the matching paint...I think this comes under To much information LOL!

Carol

Martina said...

Hi Cas the wall color is Algonquin Trail by Ben. Moore.

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