I Love Transforming Old To New

I love Thrift Stores! They have an amazing array of items people grow tired of and just release. It is like being a child on a treasure hunt, finding the right item who has a little life left and transforming it to new! This is one of my finds. A picture set of pale yellow roses with Gold frames.

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Next, I take apart the frame ,  remove the glass carefully and set aside, if the picture and mat or drawing are connected, do not separate.  Pick your choice of color in spray paint, I chose a dark sable brown, and a light beach blue. Spray paint the frames , by laying on cardboard outside (fumes can be strong), apply first coat , allow for dry time, then spray second coat. Allow to dry 24 hours inside garage or laundry room. Trust me, turns out better.

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The next step is deciding if you like the mat or do you want to change the color of the mat? I chose to change mine to light beach blue to coordinate my colors. I also chose to spray paint the mat white first using a stencil design. I cut out a paper grocery bag 5×7 and covered my rose picture. Then I spray painted the white/stencil design. Allowed for dry time. Second light blue spray paint , I sprayed over mat once and let dry.  I cleaned the glass with vinegar and Windex.

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Then I put it all back together for the new transformed look. I googled the name of the artist on the prints and found out each print alone, is worth $250, both pictures worth $500 minus cost of paint that was under $20.00.

I decided my Andriod phone does not take quality pics, I promise better picture quality in the future. My walls are a light yellow and so are the roses which didnot show up here. Anyway, Happy Treasure Hunting!

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