How to make a brown frame shine and give it a place in the sun. The old boring, brown wooden or wooden look frames had their place in the sun back in the day, now it is time to make them shine.
The brown frames look old and worn and they don’t fit our décor style. While you are painting something using white paint just give the boring, brown frame a coat or two of the white paint. You will be amazed at how the brown frame will shine and take on a new life.
And don’t forget there are so many shades of white. Have you noticed the blue, yellow or red tints in the various whites at the paint store?
I can’t say for sure never having worked with the popular ready made chalk paints but I bet each brand has their own formula mixture for white. But I think that is what makes it interesting to have all of the white frames painted in the different shades of white. Then put them in a grouping.
What started me thinking about it is when I painted the frames t on the vintage pictures white, using my DIY chalk paint. I couldn’t believe how clean and updated they looked. After painting the frames I distressed and finished up by waxing .
Then I started looking through my stash and decided to try painting other old brown frames. This one is living on the end table in my great room. It gives the table interest and is visually pleasing now that it isn’t the brown wood.
As a challenge to myself I started painting and updating old brown frames to make them shine. Actually one was a bulletin board framed in red but it still needed a make over. I took printed burlap and recovered the bulletin board. What a difference.
Another brown frame became a little message board or jewerly holder. I painted it white, lightly distressed and waxed and then stapled chicken wire in the opening. I also clipped small clothes pins on it to jazz it up.
Are you up to the challenge? Besides updating the brown frames and making them shine, they can be cute little gifts for just about anyone.