Happy Tuesday! If you missed our post last week on the DIY Picasso animal art, be sure to check it out! It's the perfect easy art project to use in a grouping of frames - or even just one on its own. Okay, on to the frames now!
Here's what you'll need:
- Frames (Mine are the Ikea Nyttja frames in the 8.5 x 11" size)
- Painter's tape
- Rub 'n Buff (I used the Gold Leaf color)
You'll want to start by measuring a few inches from the corner of your frame. I measured in two inches and really just eyeballed how I wanted it to look. So if your frames are smaller, you might want to decrease the measurement and increase if your frames are a bit bigger. I marked in two inches from each corner on each corner of the frame.
I then taped off the corners exactly at the two-inch mark, making sure to press down a bit on the tape to seal the edges (don't want that paint to seep through!).
You'll be left with a frame that resembles this...
Before you start using your Rub 'N Buff, you'll want to work it around a bit inside the tube so the paint is a bit more mixed together. Then, using a paint brush or your finger (you can use gloves to make it less messy, but I just dove right in) rub on the paint until it covers the surface.
Continue doing so until all of the corners are covered. You may need to go over a few spots twice depending on the coverage. Let it dry overnight and you're done. Step back and admire your work!
The frames have a new home above our fireplace mantel, but by the time I realized I needed to take a photo it was dark out and the pictures just weren't up to par - so I'll update another day this week! #bloggerprobs