This past weekend was Yard Sale Days in my little town; which is basically a village wide yard sale which culminates with the Fire Department’s ‘famous’ chicken BBQ. All in all, it is a good time.
With a $8.00 burning a hole in my pocket little man and I set out looking for a bargain. Before long, we were hauling our loot back to the house. I don’t want to brag (okay I sort of want to brag) but we got some great deals:
- A pair of practically new high heals for 50 cents (seriously, how can you go wrong with that)
- A set of 4 tea cups with matching saucers for $1.00 (Pinterest Challenge material maybe 😉 )
- A container of blue decorative beads for a $1.00
- A pair of picture frames for 50 cents
- Toys, toys and some more toys. Seriously though, little man was an awesome bargain hunter. He was able to get a toy bat, three action heroes and the Joker Playhouse (a $30.00 value in store) for $2.00. That’s my boy!
I have a ton of DIY projects planned but for this post, let’s go back to those picture frames I mentioned.
This not so attractive pair cost me a grand total of 50 cents. They had some nicks and dings in them, but I thought that added some character so I snagged them up. Now comes the fun part.
Step one, dismantle and give them a quick clean. Then I laid them out on some newspaper to dry while I prepped for step two.
Step two, pick a beautifully bright spray paint. Easy peasy!
This particular brand said it had a primer in it and bonded to plastic, wood, wicker, etc.
Step three, spray, spray, spray.
It took several coats to cover up the darker frame. When I do this again (and I definitely will) I am thinking I am going to prime the frames first. Anyways, as my beautifully yellow frames laid drying in my yard, I had a tough decision to make; what was I going to put in them…pictures, a cute saying, a letter….the possibilities were endless.
I managed to narrow it down to four possibilities.
And here is the finished product.
I haven’t decided where I am going to hang these beauties yet, so for right now I have them propped up on a desk. I must say, I am quite smitten with the yellow frames. They are so vibrant and bright, you can’t help but smile when you look at them.
Let’s do one more before and after.
What do you think? Do you like the colour? Would you do this for your home? Have you done this?