Thursday, September 20, 2012

[so cheap, so easy]: West Elm Inspired Frame

I have this frame in my living room. Once upon a time, it was a goldish color. I bought it for the shape and size and then painted it...but only three times, so naturally, it was time to paint it again. 

This is paint job number three. I painted it white and made a faux croc texture. The tutorial is here

I found this West Elm frame on Pinterest (it is no longer sold), and I got to work. I used the seams in the corners as a guide and then used a ruler to draw on the lines with a pencil. I then just free-handed the paint, since the surface was too textured for tape.
image from West Elm via Pinterest
Here's the finished product. I like the color and pattern it adds to the room. Maybe I'll leave it like this for a while. I mean, really, who would paint something five times?!

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  1. Very cute! I love how the chevron is back! :)

  2. Ooh I love it! And it's perfectly normal to paint a frame THREE times ;) Great job! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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