Lately, I’ve been on a refinishing and refurbishing old furniture kick. I tell people it’s really the only “green” thing I do. I’m terrible at recycling. So I just recycle furniture. It’s what I do.

This post doesn’t have any recycled furniture in it, which I find funny since I just told you how green I was. I couldn’t find any 11×14 inch frames to repaint from any of my usual old furniture places. So I went to the good old Hobby Lobby and found an ornate frame.

This is really, really easy to do. If you think you’d like to try it here’s how. I think it’s easier to paint over non glossy, but it is still doable. If you get a glossy frame like mine, make sure you get a primer!

I use Krylon because a lady in an antique store once told me it’s the best. Paint the whole frame with the primer.

Next, let the primer dry for about 20 minutes. Then paint over it with your chosen color spray paint.

I chose white because that’s the color of the built-in book shelf I wanted the picture hanging next to in my office, and it’s what I’ve been painting all my furniture. I think it’s simple, and somehow romantic. I like white.

I ended up putting about two coats of white on my frame. Let the paint dry for 20 minutes in between coats. I had a hard time covering up the primer. After I painted the last coat of white, I took a small paint brush and brushed the crevices of this frame to remove excess paint. I just did this to bring a little bit of the detail back in the frame, but you do what you want!

The finished product…

I absolutely love this picture! The stadium was the perfect backdrop for the family picture on my graduation day.

Oh, and I guess I lied. The white chair in the corner is recycled.

I’m really happy with the finished frame! If you have a large canvas like mine or a print, take it to Hobby Lobby and they will professionally put the picture in the frame and back it. They even put the wire hanger on mine for free! Don’t forget to let me know if you try it!

Have a great day!

Andrea