Happy New Year!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. My family and I had a good holiday break. It went by too fast for me, but the days, months, and years go by super fast as an adult to me.
Anyway…one of my goals for 2018 is to consistently practice self-care. Last year I made more of an attempt to practice self-care, but I was still putting myself last a lot. This year I want to do a better job of taking care of myself and not always putting my wants and needs last.
Which led me to buy an Audre Lorde quote printable from TWSS Quote Shop on Etsy. The quote states, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” I bought this printable because I thought it would be the perfect quote to remind me to practice self-care consistently. I even knew exactly where I would place the quote, in my sewing corner. The only thing I needed was a cute picture frame.
Cute picture frames can be expensive. Most that I like are $10 or more and I really didn’t want to spend that much. Which is why I made my own DIY Painted Picture Frames. I was actually able to make two DIY painted picture frames for less than $8. I bought inexpensive picture frames from Hobby Lobby for $2.50 each and some paint from Jo-Ann for $1.50.
Creating your own DIY Painted Pictures Frames is super easy. I’ll show you how I made mine.
Supplies Needed for DIY Painted Picture Frames
- Wooden Picture Frame in the desired size
- Acrylic Paint in desired shade (I used Folkart Rose Simmer Metallic paint for my frames)
- Foam Paint Brush
- Dixie Cup or Paper Plate
- Wax paper (I started out using newspaper, but newspaper will stick to wet paint…wax paper will not stick to wet paint which makes it a better option)
- Place frames on wax paper.
- Squirt some paint in your dixie cup or paper plate.
- Use foam paint brush to apply paint in thin even strokes all over the picture frame.
- Allow the first coat of paint to dry. Then apply an additional coat(s) in the same manner as step 2. Allowing the paint to dry before adding additional coats of paint until desired shade of paint is achieved.
- Congratulations…you have your very own DIY Painted Picture Frames!!! 🙂
See…that’s really easy, right? I painted two 8x 10 picture frames because I actually bought two quotes from TWSS Quote shop. For each frame, I used four coats of paint to get the coverage that I wanted. Even though the bottle of paint is pretty small, I still have some left over from painting two frames.
This is a really easy project that takes very little effort but yields great results. I’m certainly enjoying my seeing my framed quotes in my sewing corner.