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Check out the four frame projects featured in the sidebars to the right, and on
page 3. The total cost
of the materials for all four frames was less than thirty dollars. The
frames were two dollars each, and I bought several cans of paint to
create different finishes, but I still have TONS of each color left.
(The other great thing is that spray paint stores easy for a small
apartment dweller like me; a cardboard box under the sink is all I need,
and it never leaks or dries up.) And each frame took less than thirty
minutes to complete.
o o o o o
Cheap, clean, and quick, the new spray paints are easy to
use, and everyone will think you’re Martha Stewart. They’ll never
know that all it took was 10 minutes in your backyard and an index
brakes for furniture roadkill on the streets of
Bangor, Maine. She is a photographer, writer, and is (finally!)
completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Maine.
Bronze picture frame: For a monochromatic look, I painted both the easel back and
frame with a bronze metallic paint.
Blue postcard frame: This antique postcard of a local landmark isn't a
standard print size. To frame it, I sprayed the cardboard easel
back with chalkboard paint, and the wooden frame was painted
with metallic cobalt.
Silver chalkboard: The frame was painted silver, and
the glass was primed and painted with chalkboard paint. Don’t
be surprised when it doesn’t look like a chalkboard
immediately. The paint doesn’t look like chalkboard
until you activate by rubbing chalk over the entire surface, and
then wiping it clean with a paper towel or felt eraser.
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