Discovered a Cheap Way to Redecorate

@RenaeT (688)
United States
March 19, 2007 3:51pm CST
My husband and I just bought a 50 year old home. We spent all our money on painting, and floors and carpeting. We left no extra money for decorating at all. I didn't like the way my photos looked on the color of paint I used on the walls. I am a photographer and wanted to decorate with my own photography. I felt that if I had black frames and matts, my existing photos would look much better. So, I decided to try something. I took the photos out of the frames, used SATIN black spray paint and painted the frames! I also used Satin and on some of them, Gloss black to paint the matts! Yes, even the matts! It was amazing how much it changed the look of the wall, the photos and atmosphere of my home! And, all for less than $3.00!! I'm posting a picture of one of my groups.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
19 Mar 07
WOW those look fabulous! I should put some of my husbands photos and even maybe some of mine up around the house LOL I dont know why I've never really considered it before... those really did turn out nice and so cheap to do too! Beautiful!!
@RenaeT (688)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Hi! Are you photographers? You definitely should frame and display your own work! I have a greeting card business. You can get to my website from my profile. or www.creatorstouchcards.com In fact, if you buy old frames at thrift stores, you even have saved MORE money!! Thanks for the compliments.
• United States
19 Mar 07
Very nice. I need to remember this when I am ready to decorate. I want to use my candid shots of the kids and this would be a perfect idea to do that. Great topic--I gave you a +
@RenaeT (688)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Hey, thanks for the + !! That's very nice of you. It's so rewarding when you change the look of your house for very little money!!
• United States
20 Mar 07
Very cool idea! I'll remember that!