What do you do when you find something you love that isn’t your style?
There’s something about it that grabs you… maybe its the colours, the shape, or you can envision what it wants to be. Whatever the reason, it has captured your heart.
If you find a treasure that you truly love, don’t let the fact that it’s not your style get in the way.
Instead, find a way to make it your style.
Like these 4 wooden wall plaques that I shared in this Finds post a while back.
When I found them I fell in love with the blue and white scenes, but the brown wooden frames just weren’t doing it for me.
There was just a little bit too much dated country going on here.
But for $2, I bought them anyway… trusting that I could figure out a way to make them more me.
Quick and Easy Picture Frames Makeover
I gave the frames a light sanding, and then a quick coat of white acrylic paint with an artist size brush.
This gave me a nice light base to work with.
I liked the look better already, but still a little too country for me.
This classic rock girl knew just what was missing.
John found me this pack of 12 permanent markers at the dollar store for $4, and I very simply colored over the white paint with the red marker.
These markers will be used in a few more kitchen projects.
Here’s the before again when they were all brown and dated looking.
And here’s the fun and funky after.
The scenes are still a little bit country…
but the frames are definitely a lotta rock n roll. 🙂
This picture frames makeover was so quick and easy, and now they’re really rockin’ this narrow wall in my aqua and red kitchen.
In a perfect world they’d be a little bigger, but this is my world and almost perfect is good enough for me.
Thrifters can’t be choosers. lol.
It’s all about making what you find work, rather than waiting for what you may never find.
So the next time you see a treasure for a great deal at a thrift store, don’t pass it by because it doesn’t go with your decor.
If you love it you can make it go. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!