Shabby Chic Painted Frames Used As Art

Katie at Impatiently Praying For Patience has made shabby chic painted frames used as art for hanging a memory of her dad.

Not long after dad passed away I won this print 
from Hope Ink.

It was one of dad’s favorite verses.
I wanted to hang it over my bed.
I have a million and a half frames in my basement, none of them are for a picture that is 12×12.
I have been thinking about building my own frame, but I was too much of a scaredy cat.
Then when mom and I made the frame for her bathroom mirror gave me a little more confidence.
It still took me a couple of months to put my big girl panties on and just do it.

And here she is.

The tutorial will come later this week.
But after making it, I realized that it still too small to go above our bed. Doh!
Back to the basement I went and found this bad boy.

I don’t know the exact size, but it is almost to my shoulders.
I am 5’2″ so all you math experts…what does that make it?
I kind of went with the same techique as with the frames above my guest bed and painted it.

Then wiped on and wiped off glaze.
And upstairs I went to hang up these babies above the bed.
And found out that our stud finder was broken.

It’s like swiss cheese for the walls.
Luckily, since I was not in the mood to spackle all that, the frame covered up all those holes.

Our bedroom is looking a little less like a plain gray box. 

One day I will make one of those headboard thingys.

And get some pretty pillows.

It is all on my wish list.

Along with a finished basement, it will all come in due time.

Until then I will enjoy my two for one frame job.

What a nice way to highlight a good memory! 
What do you think?

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >I love that! I just tried to re-spray paint some frames. I had spray painted them shiny black a few months ago and today on a whim I decided I wanted them to be ivory. The results were… less than good. LOL I think I'm going to try some kind of treatment like that to make them look shabby chic instead of just plain shabby. 😉

  2. >This looks terrific. Keep us posted as the bedroom comes along–love the color on the walls and the way the white frames make this beautiful saying even more prominent.

  3. >Nice! Love the color on the walls. I'm curious about your glaze color and technique, can't wait to see that.

  4. >I love what Katie did with this – thanks for sharing it! Oh, and I linked to you on hope ink's facebook page 🙂

  5. >That is one of my favorite verses. I love the way you re-did the gold frame. The 2 frames look great hanging together above the bed. Love & blessings from NC!

  6. >I really like what you did with the frame. Dontcha just love it when something covers up all those nail holes??? lol

  7. >I big double love that! What a cute idea. I love that it mixes new and old. So pretty!


  8. >It looks great! I love the frame within a frame idea and the treatment is beautiful! I'm actually doing a similar frame within a frame project for a client. I'll post pictures when it's finished.