Create & Make

Painted Frames Wall Gallery

Give life to old frames in different shapes and sizes through paint and make a cozy wall gallery this fall – winter.

Give life to old frames in different shapes and sizes through paint and make a cozy wall gallery | LiveColorful.com

Nature during the fall is so beautiful that I like to take inspiration and incorporate it into my home. I especially love the colors. Something about them are really cozy and charming.

If you are feeling inspired by the season as well, one way to pick the perfect color for your walls or DIY projects is to take a picture of a bunch of dry leaves or trees and use the ColorSnap® Sherwin-Williams application to find the right one for your home, just like I did in this project.

I found the perfect one. A color named Copper Harbor (SW 6634). It’s rich, cozy and brings that warm feeling I was hoping for to my living room.

For this project I looked for a few old frames in different shapes and sizes and gave them life through paint. They look renewed and fresh and the project is simple, easy and really fun.

Check out how to make a wall gallery of painted frames:

MATERIALS:

  • Old picture frames in different sizes and shapes.
  • 1 Quart of Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Color: Copper Harbor (SW 6634). Matte
  • 1 ½” Brushes (Contractor Series® Extra Firm Angle Sash Brush).
  • Sanding sheet.
  • 1 Mil Plastic Drop Cloth.

Give life to old frames in different shapes and sizes through paint and make a cozy wall gallery | LiveColorful.com

STEPS:

1. Get a few wooden picture frames in different sizes and shapes. You can look for them in flea markets or second hand stores. Baskets and trays also look really nice and neat.

2. Start by sanding the old picture frames to remove the old paint or finish on the wood. I used a medium grain sandpaper and it worked great.

Give life to old frames in different shapes and sizes through paint and make a cozy wall gallery | LiveColorful.com

3. Apply two or three layers of paint. I love the texture of a matte finish for this project.

Give life to old frames in different shapes and sizes through paint and make a cozy wall gallery | LiveColorful.com

4. Planning where every frame should hang on a  piece of paper makes the process really easy. When you have every framed laid out on the paper, tape the piece of paper on the wall and nail through it.

Give life to old frames in different shapes and sizes through paint and make a cozy wall gallery | LiveColorful.com

5. Remove the paper and hang the frames.

Get as many frames as you want and try to pick different sizes and shapes for an interesting and playful look.

Give life to old frames in different shapes and sizes through paint and make a cozy wall gallery | LiveColorful.com

 

This post was created in partnership with Sherwin Williams. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful. The original post is in Spanish on the Sherwin-Williams Latino blog. Find it here. 

 

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