Friday, October 25, 2013

Updating an Old Picture Frame

The other day I came across my son's preschool picture from last year. I had intended to frame it, but since he's the 4th child, his picture ended up in a stack of papers stashed away in a closet. I know. He will need therapy someday. I haven't been in the running for mother-of-the-year for a long time.

Anyway, I decided to assuage my guilt and frame my poor baby immediately. I found an old picture frame (stashed away in another closet). The frame was dark and outdated, so I decided to give it a little facelift.

In my haste, I forgot to take a "before" picture, but you can get the idea from the "during" photos.

Dark wood, leaf pattern around the edges...

I painted the outer edge with ASCP "Old White" and the inner part with "Louis Blue."

I rubbed a little dark wax over the top.

And voila... my son's sweet face is out of the closet and on display!

I love using chalk paint for quickly updating outdated accessories. I need to go see what else is hiding in my closets.

What are you up to this weekend? I'm heading down to Nashville, TN with my 13 year old son. His band is playing a couple of gigs there. I'm hoping to squeeze in a little antique shopping in our free time. Planning to go to City Farmhouse in Franklin. If you know of any other places I should check out, please let me know!!


  1. That turned out great and your son is a cutie!!!! Bet the girls will be chasing him (if they aren't already) xo Diana

  2. I love this!! Yes, I was that way with the save all that stuff and years later it has practically disintegrated! Your little guy is so cute.

    I recently did a mirror frame in gray. I used the AS light wax and it really didn't do much to the color at all and doesn't have any shine either. I'm wondering why I used it. I need to get some of the dark wax.

    Have a good weekend!


  3. great idea...get that son some pedestal time!

  4. This turned out beautiful! Your son is a doll!! I mean very handsome! (;

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