Is it still January? Really?! Ug! I’m so done with it now. It’s been a bit of a trying week with poorly people and sleepless nights. Let’s just say my supply of patience for this month has almost expired!
Still, what better way to cheer us all up than a little DIY project which I’ve been doing ahead of the big gallery wall reveal. After seeing this post, which I shared with you here, I was all inspired to get some gold into my gallery come hell or high water. Since I already had DOZENS of frames lying around which were either purchased with this project in mind or which had once displayed photos which had since been taken down, I couldn’t really justify purchasing new gold frames so I thought I would take this gold paint I bought AGES ago for a spin. It’s a tiny little pot and when I saw it, I just couldn’t resist popping it into my basket.
The two white frames pictured above sat in our fireplace for a good few years displaying photos of the children. They had been knocked over countless times and I eventually had to retire them as they were looking seriously battered. When I dragged all my old frames out to start thinking about the gallery wall, I stumbled upon these and decided a little make-over might be the way forward. Enter the gold paint….
I’m not going to lie to you, there were a few anxious moments early on. The paint pot advised ‘stirring the paint well’ which I dutifully did but when it went onto the frames, it was quite thin and I was concerned that the texture of the frames would mean this wasn’t going to work out. However, a few coats later and I discovered why! All the gold was still clogged together at the bottom! I gave it another good stir and all of a sudden, the frames started to look gold.
I can’t wait to get these on the wall. I love the way the gold paint has worked out. And I think the pink complements it well.
Has anyone else been DIY’ing this week? I’m so looking forward to getting the Gallery Wall completed. I honestly don’t think anything would ever happen around here if it weren’t for this blog! These things always take so much more time to pull together than I anticipate.
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