Friday, June 08, 2012

Frames–Brightened with Spray Paint

I have this mudroom area and it needed a bit of updating. 
I don’t have a great before picture but you can see a bit of the room over Meredith’s shoulder (right side) in this picture

First, I tackled the wall color – using Valspar Sheer Light (a blue) same as family room)
On the wall are many cross-stitch samplers, most made by my mom, some by me and one by Paige when she was 12.  These are very special to me, representing many hours of hard work, a labor of love.
Problem, the frames are dated, mismatched and some scraped up.  Take a look
before 1
before 2
before 3

I decided a bit of spray paint would do the trick
I think the wall looks great, what do you think?
pictures 3
pictures 4pictures 2
One is suppose to be orange but it looks a bit too red, so I am going to look for another can of orange and redo those few frames.  I am so pleased with the update.


  1. I love this! What a great collection of samplers you have. You reminded me that I have one that I finished many years ago, that I have never framed. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. What a great change! Am I right that you kept the samplers in the frames when you sprayed?

  3. Anonymous8:38 PM

    I love the pop of color. It really brightens the room. And the fact that the pictures are near and dear to you makes it even more special.

  4. I love your newly painted frames, but it was those samplers that brought me over!! *swoon*!!

    Visiting from TT&J - Rhonda @ home.made.

  5. What a lovely and meaningful collectiion.....really brought to life with the change in wall color and updated frames! Funny, but I've been spray painting this weekend too :-)

  6. Looks great! The samplers are beautiful! Love the updated look!