Here is a grouping of pictures frames that I have in our dining room.
The frames on the outside are some of my husband's family pictures. The one in the center is my great-grandfather, who immigrated from Sweden and worked in Minneapolis, Minn. as a streetcar conductor. The glass in the frame is too cool--it's concave! I really like this grouping, but I didn't like the way the frames were all different finishes and I wanted to unify them.
I took them all apart and numbered the small ones so I could match up the frame and the picture.
I also decided to paint this frame that was passed on to me from my mom, who got it from my grandmother. The shape is so pretty, but it does have a bit of damage on one side. This used to hold 70s-style portraits of me and my sister.
As you can see, my spray painting cardboard has been getting quite a workout. I had two cans of aluminum metallic Valspar spray paint. These cans were on clearance at Lowe's and I bought them without knowing for what I would use them.
Once finished, I reassembled the frames. They all needed a good cleaning! I used those little points to keep the picture and mats inside the frame. The name is escaping me now, but I bought them at the craft store for $1.50.
And here is the grouping now....
I really like the darker metallic....as opposed to a nickel finish. With my new grey walls, I think the darker metallic gives it a nicer, darker look. I wasn't sure if black or white would be best. This is just a little different.
Here is a pic of the detail on my concave portrait up close...
And here is the detail on my other frame, although I have not yet decided what to put in it, so it's sitting empty right now. I love how the detail turned out!
Enjoy the weekend!