Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Cute Before and After

One of my clients text messaged me over the weekend, to ask some advice on painting a frame that she bought from a thrift store. She said she didn't like the colors of the frame in its current state, but it was a great deal that she didn't want to pass up. I told her what I thought she should do (spray prime it, then use spraypaint, since it's metal), and she did it, and sent me pics. I wanted to share here, because I thought they turned out so cute!

here is her "before" shot:

and, her after!

there were (obviously) two of them:

aren't they cute? I love that the little patterns on the metal are now reading chicer than before, and the bubble-y shapes of the frames look perfect with the bright colors. Great job, Nakia! :)


  1. Wow! That turned out great. Totally unexpected color change! I love it.

  2. I have to say, I was expecting to see a more adult color, but I love that it's for a little girl's room!

  3. The texture comes out way better without the glossy shine. I love these! There is such a drastic difference! This just goes to show that I need think more creatively when looking at the 'ugly' stuff at the thrift store.

  4. OMG!!!! They are sooo cute now! I was thinking, I bet they're going to be black or white. Never would have thought of these colors! Very cute!

  5. I know, I had the same thought! when she texted me the "before", i thought she'd do it in adult colors, but I loved her cute and unexpected!! :)

  6. So cute! And I love that she didn't paint the 2 frames the same way! (ie. lower left on one is pink and lower right on the second is purple.)

    Pop some black and white pics in and she's good to go!

  7. I know, Molly, I had the same thought! love that she changed it up. :)

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