Quick DIY: How To Unify Picture Frames


I am cleaning and clearing the studio today and decided to change up the wall above the fireplace. Even though I do love the print that was up there, I tend to change up the walls pretty regularly around the house. This is a simple project I did last year, but never talked much about. But its a good one!

Take thrift store, mismatched wooden frames of various sizes and unify them with color and a metallic stripe.

1- I gave these frames a few coats of white paint and let them dry thoroughly.

2- Once completely dry, tape off a 2″ wide space on each of them using painter’s blue tape, then sprayed metallic inside the stripe (two coats). I intentionally didn’t put the stripe going exactly through the middle of the frames. The idea being, hang them by lining up the stripe, not the frame. Another way to do these is to hang them tighter together, which I might actually do. I’ve got two smaller frames with the same stripe on them, but I’ll need to figure out what to put in them.

These three frames are all different sizes, and I love the way it creates a unified look.

  • Alicia

    April 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I have those exact same Lisa Congden prints, love this idea!

  • Tamie

    April 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Love, love your fine day print.

  • Alisa

    May 15, 2012 at 7:06 am

    This is such a fabulous idea! I love the way my Damn Fine Day print looks with the gold stripe, thank you so much for the mention and featuring it. I’m glad to hear you are enjoying it! -Alisa (SIBLING)

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