In a rare aimless moment, a few months ago, it occurred to me it might be nice to frame a couple of my favourite photos taken on a trip to Tasmania 3 years ago (never let it be said I'm one to rush things). After visiting professional framers who quoted me $55 EACH I thought "That's it, I'll do it myself"!!!
It took me a while to find suitable frames and then one day at a Vinnie's 50% off sale I picked up a pair for $4 each. I wish I had taken a "before" shot, they were a nasty orangey-pine colour and displayed nautical themed prints that looked like they had come from a calendar. Perfect!!!
A few coats of paint later (White Knight Quick Dry Gloss Enamel in Medium Grey - $7.95) they were the exact colour I wanted. Now for the matts - I simply used the white card that was backing the nautical prints and with much measuring, cutting and cursing cut holes to fit my photos.
This little owl, which I picked up for 50 cents at Salvos also got the same treatment. There's plenty of paint left, so some poor unsuspecting pine lamp hiding away in an Op Shop somewhere may be my next victim, watch out!!!
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