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Painted Frames Wall Gallery

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

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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. 

 

Getting the Home Ready for Halloween

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Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween | LiveColorful.com

I normally don’t use much black and orange in my DIY projects, or when I decorate the home for Halloween. You might have seen that on Pinterest or other blog posts that I have shared before. I’m more of a bright colored person and I’m pretty much obsessed with childish ghosts, spiders, and other colorful spooky things.

This year my husband pushed me to try something new since it’s our first Halloween as a family of three. We want to start involving our baby in the traditions we grow up with. Day of the Dead is my thing. Jordan, my husband, is more about Halloween. So this year I’m decorating the house with some orange and black items and other stuff things that just scream Halloween!

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween | LiveColorful.com

I received some creepy-chic candles from Yankee Candle and I was suddenly inspired. I added them around the apartment, on the kitchen counter and the coffee table, and I made space in a corner to add some spooky decorations.

Because you need to be as careful as you can when you’re setting up your Halloween decorations, especially candles and fabric, I decided to make a candle holder that adds a little protection and makes space between the candle and the fabric.

To make one you’ll need:

  • Wood slice
  • Orange and black acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • Brushes

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween | LiveColorful.comSTEPS:

  1. Paint the wood with orange acrylic paint.
  2. I added a layer of orange paint and drew a spider web on top.
  3. I applied mod podge over the black paint and threw glitter on top for a sparkly finish.

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween | LiveColorful.com

I put a piece of fabric over my furniture and placed the candle base with other candles and accessories. Some of the Yankee Candle products I received and really like are the Happy Halloween Scented Candle, a Scary good potion of black licorice spiced with anise and cloves and the Halloween Silhouettes Haunted House Jar Candle Shade, a whimsical haunted silhouette glows in the setting sun.

They look so great! And I’m really happy to have my home ready for the season. Now I just need to pick some pumpkins!

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween | LiveColorful.com

Simple Do It Yourself projects and other creative ideas to get your home ready for Halloween | LiveColorful.com

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Decorate Your Home for a Happy Summer

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How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer!

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

Hi amigos! Before I start to tell my story, lets just talk about the word relajo (yep, that weird word you read in the title). The word relajo is hard to explain in English because it’s basically a word #SinTraducción. It sounds like “relajar” that is basically “relax” but it means something like “making a mess” and it also can be something like “going crazy” or “partying too much”. But it’s such a fun word and I wanted to tell you about it and what it means for me because well, some of you might agree that “hacer relajo” can mean different things for everyone.

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

In Tabasco, Mexico, where I used to live, spring break and summer are a big party. We used to live 5 minutes away from the beach, so this time of the year lots of my friends were basically there all day long. There are often concerts, shows and all kinds of late night parties on the beach that’s we call “lunadas”. But I guess I have always been a bit of weirdo, the one that prefers staying at home and having fun with crafts or paint.

I remember one summer, when I was probably 15 years old, I decided to stay at home most of my vacation and paint my bedroom. I wanted to create an ombre wall. So I went to the store and bought two big pink and white buckets and painted more than 50 small squares that covered the whole wall behind my bed to create that ombre effect. I layed down at the end of the week with a smile on my face. I truly believed that it was a fun summer.

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

Things are not that different now. I’m loving every morning and mid afternoon, or whenever Jax decides to take a nap, to bring out my craft material and make something pretty with them.

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

I went to Target and found these amazing things. I sat down while Jax was sleeping and created a decoupage fruit bowl, painted and personalized a new grocery bag and made a glittery centerpiece. All those things in probably an hour! The table was a crazy “relajo”, literally, but it was worth it.

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

I have to admit that a few years back I was ashamed of letting people know that having fun for me included coffee, paint or any other craft material and music. I didn’t want others to think that I was boring. As I got older I started to embrace it. Especially after I had my baby and I realized that any idea of having a crazy party life again was almost impossible. Nowadays crafting, going to the farmers markets or to the park with Jax is “hacer relajo” and I have started to love it and make the most of these moments.

The greatest thing, after all that “relajo” in the house, is getting to see the finished projects.

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

I love how my new pieces look all together in my dining area, especially that colorful table runner with the flower vase and the bowl. I sat down the other day, lighted a candle, poured a cup of coffee and enjoyed my new space. I also wore that cute hat (picture below) just to make the moment more special and happy, and because, why not?

What does “relajo” mean to you? Were you a wild party animal, or something similar than me?

Just for fun, join me on the #SinTraducción Guest Program and tell me, any words that you use where you live that have no translation in English?

How a few beautiful DIY projects to decorate a fresh and colorful dining area can be the most fun thing to do this summer! | LiveColorful.com

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