Easy Painted Frames :: Monthly DIY Challenge

Date
Jul, 08, 2015

It’s honestly a miracle that I got this project done in time. We got home Monday afternoon after an amazing weekend in NY and a fun little stay at this place in Ithaca for our two year anniversary. All I wanted to do was crash on the couch and savor the last hours of my long weekend and watch some terrible TV (aka the Bachelorette). But I really hate sitting out of challenges so I whipped up the fastest DIY I’ve ever done.

EASY PAINTED FRAMES

Easy Painted Frames

If you’re new around here, our Monthly DIY Challenges take place the second Wednesday of every month. Me and my bloggy buds get together and create projects using the same theme or product and then share them with you guys! This month was paint. And oh how I wanted to do a piece of furniture. But my planning skills fell through on that one and I just didn’t have the time. Luckily, paint is such a broad topic and I have plenty of it, that I didn’t even have to go out and buy any supplies.

Wooden Frames

I got these cute little wooden frames when I bought this desk at a garage sale. I don’t think I even paid for them; the guy just threw them in with the desk that I paid a whopping $5 for. I planned on using them in my staging, and kind of just liked them the way they were. But scurrying around trying to find something to paint, led me to these guys and I think they’ll be an even cuter accessory to my furniture now.


Here’s what you’ll need:

:: Frames
:: Frog Tape
:: Paint
:: String
:: Staple Gun


Step 1:

Pick your paint colors. Navy and mint were obviously a given, but I went a little outside my norm with the purple. It’s such a happy color though, I just couldn’t resist.

Colorful Paint

Here’s where you can get a little creative. I knew I wanted to keep some of the wood showing, so I did some color blocking and stayed pretty symmetrical in my patterns.

Step 2:

Tape off the sections you want to paint with your Frog Tape and then paint away!

Frog Taped Sections

I had to do about 3 coats for each section and once I applied the last coat, I peeled the tape off. I had a couple little spots that bled through, but I just used an X-Acto knife to scrape it off the wood. Works like a charm.

As simple as these were, I wanted to jazz them up just a smidge. I thought about using some of my gold tape like I did with my Balsa Wood Planters but I just wasn’t feeling it for the frames.

Step 3:

I headed back to my craft room and rummaged through all my random bags and boxes and finally came across some fun black and white string I had from a previous project.

Bakers Twine

I doubled up on the string and then just used my staple gun to attach it to the back.

Bankers Twine Hanger

I’m pretty proud because I started, finished and photographed this whole project in probably less than two hours. And that was with a break for dinner in between 😉

Told ya it was the fastest DIY ever. And it really is so simple and such an easy way to add a pop of color to some plain, wood frames.

Painted Wood Frame

Colorful Painted Frames

Painted Frame Detail

DIY Painted Frames

Purple Frame

DIY Easy Painted Frames

Be sure to check out the rest of the awesome paint projects from my talented friends below!

 


DIY Easy Painted Frames : DIY Challenge

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55 Comments

  1. Reply

    bthuccqgmailcom

    August 4, 2020

    There are many decorating concepts with canvas prints, hand paintings and other hanging items for your space here with high quality.
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    Krista

    February 5, 2016

    Super cute, Bre!!

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    Wendi @ H2OBungalow

    August 9, 2015

    These are great! Sharing 🙂

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      brepurposed

      August 10, 2015

      Thank you Wendi! 🙂

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    Georgia @ Silver Spiral Studio

    July 11, 2015

    These are so cute!! Would make lovely gifts too. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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      brepurposed

      July 12, 2015

      Thank you so much, Georgia!

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    Tara - Anything & Everything

    July 11, 2015

    So pretty! Love all the colors that you chose! Hope you had a wonderful anniversary!

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      brepurposed

      July 12, 2015

      Thanks Tara!!! xo

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    Ashley

    July 10, 2015

    These are so cute and so easy! I really love the colors you chose too!

    Let’s Mingle Blog

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      brepurposed

      July 10, 2015

      Thank you so much, Ashley!! 🙂

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    Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    July 9, 2015

    So pretty, Bre! I love the bright colors!

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thank you so much Amy!!

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    Katie @ Little House of Four

    July 9, 2015

    These are so cute and fun! The colors are great and perfect for jazzing up any space.

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thanks Katie!!

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    Erin

    July 9, 2015

    Way to go Bre! I really like the colours and patterns you chose. And the black and white ties are the perfect touch 🙂

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thanks Erin!! <3

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    Leigh Anne

    July 8, 2015

    Love these frames. And so easy to do!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thanks Leigh Anne!

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    Bre @ Average But Inspired

    July 8, 2015

    Cute cute, Bre!!! I admire your ability to make something wonderful so incredibly quickly! (oh I also admire your ability to appreciate trashy tv. You’re a girl after my own heart.)

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      haha I have a feeling you and I could spend some quality time binge watching trashy tv together 😉

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    Samantha

    July 8, 2015

    These are so cute! Love them! Awesome idea!

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thank you Samantha!!

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    Erica

    July 8, 2015

    Your color scheme is SO perfect – I love the added pop of purple! It just really works 🙂 These frames look so great and will be perfect for staging all your awesome furniture pieces!

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thanks Erica! For some reason that shade of purple always reminds me of Easter but I’m glad I went for it!

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    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

    July 8, 2015

    These are beautiful, Bre! Love quick projects! Hope. You have a great rest of the week! xo

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thanks Kendra!!

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    Tan

    July 8, 2015

    These look so great! And that picture with the brushes and paint is frame worthy itself

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thanks Tan! Those shots are way more fun than taking pictures of the paint bottles 😉

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    Anam @ Delicious And DIY

    July 8, 2015

    Absolutely gorgeous Bre 🙂

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thank you Anam!! <3

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    Rachel | The Crafted Life

    July 8, 2015

    These are absolutely adorable!

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thanks Rachel!!

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    Christina @ Operation Home

    July 8, 2015

    You have such a knack for color combinations, Bre! I love the design and color scheme. And the string is the perfect compliment! 🙂

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thank you so much Christina!! 🙂

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    Amy W

    July 8, 2015

    Love your color choices!

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thanks friend!

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    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    July 8, 2015

    Those are just too darn cute Bre! Love the string you hung them with too.

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thanks Marie! They needed a little something extra, and the string worked out perfectly 🙂

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    Lindsay - Shrimp Salad Circus

    July 8, 2015

    I love how these aren’t overly “matchy matchy” – just perfect! Pinned!

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thanks Lindsay!! <3

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    Kristi

    July 8, 2015

    SO stinkin’ cute Bre! And the perfect project to work on while sitting in front of the TV 😉

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thanks girl! It was exactly what I needed after my long weekend 🙂

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    Kimm at Reinvented

    July 8, 2015

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Will be on the look out for some frames. You had me with the awesome colors and graphic punch. 🙂

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      brepurposed

      July 9, 2015

      Thanks Kimm!! I’m sure it won’t be too hard to find some old frames! 😉

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