palm tree frame makeover




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Remember this $3 framed print from last weekend's treasures? It caught my eye because of the shape and length of the frame:

I've had these photos from my wedding in our room forever with no frame! I took it once to get framed at a craft store with a 50% off coupon and she quoted me over $100.



No thank you.

It's just been sitting there in the mat for 10 years...
it's time to do something about this.

I covered the glass with foil since it wouldn't pop out:

Gave her a coat of heirloom white spray paint (what else??)

And now my mat and pictures have a frame on top of the armoire in our room.

If you have something you want framed, don't overlook nice, big frames and mats just because they have a print you may not love in them. Look at the size of the opening and the shape of the frame, then imagine it in a different color if you need to. (Heirloom white and satin black are good starters)
This method will save you mucho dinero in framing costs :)


I now have a na-ked palm tree print...anyone want it? :)

Thursday= DIY day at Kimba's!

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39 comments:

  1. I love this! I always have a hard time envisioning something cute when those frames having some funky print. You've inspired me to give it another try.....

    Love your blog, by the way! I visit often!

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  2. Great eye! I so often am too focused on the picture itself and not the frame.

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  3. Wow! It is just gorgeous.

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  4. I love this~~but not as much as I love the bride inside!! Thanks for all of your inspiration!:)

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  5. Wow. Now I just need to come accross one JUST like it :)

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  6. OOOOOOH Girl.....Love it..LOVE paint. I'm in the process of painting a pine hutch...Huge project, will share soon too, great job, I love how you have it displayed too, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  7. I love it Melissa!!

    I'll pass on the palm tree though, I'm sure there's someone else who needs it MUCH more LOL

    ~TidyMom

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  8. I'm with you on having things framed...really? Love what you did with the spray paint. Looks great! In a moment of generosity, I've decide to let someone else have that lovely palm!
    Robin
    All Things Heart and HOme

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  9. That worked out well! It looks great white. I was at the craft store this past weekend and decided to ask about a piece of glass, for a $24.99 print that I broke. They wanted $40.00 for a piece of glass that was about 16 x 16. I could just buy a new picture!

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  10. oooo - i like your version much better than the palm tree thingy. I need start crackin on the old accessory issue at my house.

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  11. That is terrific! Just goes to show you that if you have enough patience, you can find just the right thing!

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  12. Nice job. I'm planning on trying spray painting a few things this weekend. I'm having trouble finding Heirloom White paint. Can you tell me the brand, and where you buy it. Also the satin black too.

    Thanks, Jan

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  13. Oh man! I never thought to decorate the top of our armoire!

    Now I'm off to find the perfect accesories!

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  14. Maybe I'll put the palm tree print in my next giveaway since y'all want it so badly :)
    Jan~You can find Heirloom White at Home Depot. It's Rustoleum "Painter's Touch" brand and I usually get it in the satin finish. They also have a great satin black. Good luck~hope you can find it!

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  15. Thanks for coming by Its So Very Cheri. I hope you will come by often, leave lots of comments and become a follower, I already follow you.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  16. What a wonderful transformation! I love your photos :)

    Have a great day!
    ~Michelle :)
    (Treasure the Moment)

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  17. A wonderful tranformation. I love the way you are using a frame holder instead of simply hanging it on the wall. thanks for sharing.

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  18. Great way to use that frame. You've inspired me again...

    Alyssa
    lifeoflyssie.com

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  19. What a thrifty solution for framing your pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Your version of that palm tree print is so much better than the "before." :)

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  21. Looks gorgeous, and now so special. And what a steal at $3!!

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  22. P.S. That pic of your baby in the basket is beyond precious!
    Alyshia

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  23. Whata terrific idea and such a practical and helpful way to frame such treasures in nice inexpensive frames! I have ton of pictures piled becuase I'm always on the hunt for afordable frames. Thank you so much!
    I will pass on the plam trees, however! heehee

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  24. Great makeover and great vision. Love when you can find something that fits a needs so perfectly.

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  25. Thinking outside of the box....it looks super....thanks for telling us where to buy the "HEIRLOOM WHITE" paint.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  26. Wow! It's the reverse of the saying, "It's what's inside that counts."

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  27. Ah, much better! It looks great and I love the price tag!

    Chelsea

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  28. wow, that's great! i have such a hard time over looking the ugly pictures I have a hard time seeing the beauty of what the item could be. You should see me just standing around goodwill trying to imagine what I could make with the things on the shelves! LOL

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  29. Everything you touch turns into beauty!

    I love it!

    Roeshel

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  30. That turned out beautiful!

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  31. $3 beats over $100 any day of the week! I love the texture of that frame too. You did it again Melissa! Love it all.

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  32. ooo looks great! i just did a chair makeover. come by and take a look!

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  33. What a wonderful idea. I'm going on a frame mission this weekend.

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  34. Beauty! The frame looks so striking holding your pretty wedding photos.

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