Sunday, January 17, 2010

Making Heirlooms Work for You

My husband and I received an old family picture of his Great-Great Grandparents from Hungary.  It is a wonderful pic, but the gold frame was not working for our home decor.  We struggled with finding a place to hang the picture for months.  Initially, I wanted to preserve everything about this picture.  However, the frame was the frame's golden tone wasn't working, so we just did not have anywhere to display it.  Then, one day I decided to grab a can of silver spray paint, and spray the frame. 



I am just tickled with our result.  The frame looks great, and now hangs proudly in our dining room for everyone to see.  It is a great conversation starter, and I am so happy we were able to make this heirloom work for our home decor.


  1. I love silver Spray Paint!!! I did a whole blog on it last week. Instant update on the cheap. Looks great!

  2. I kept looking at the before and after pics. You really did this photo justice with the silver paint. The photo just "pops" out.

    visiting from BNOTP