Have a spare picture frame to repurpose into something shiny and beautiful for a quick Christmas decorating idea.
I collect small pictures frames and I really don’t know why. Maybe I figure I will make something with it later on in life or I can use the glass in something else. Well, that day came when I was looking in my frame box for inspiration and I came upon a pretty silver frame. I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. and it wouldn’t take long for this project.
I wanted the glass to be mirrored, so I got my can of Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like to spray paint. Hobby Lobby also carries this product and with a 40% off coupon, it’s a pretty good deal.
All I had to do was take the glass out of the back of the frame and spray paint it. Easy, right? I quickly realized why this frame was in the “Discarded” frame box. You can’t take the glass out of the frame!
For some reason, it’s glued in the frame. So, I had to get painter’s tape to cover the frame except for the glass. You need to spray on the backside of your glass for this to work.
I gave it a few quick thin coats. Don’t spray on a heavy coat or it will drip. Thin coats dry quickly too.
A frame renewed for holiday decorating. Easy and didn’t take long at all. Even with the extra step of adding tape all around the glass. I can only imagine all kinds of things you could add to a frame with a little mirror effect on the glass.
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I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!