BeFunky_Mirror.jpgFrames are a great starting point if you want to get a taste of paint and how it can transform your home.

This way you don’t have to commit to an entire wall. Plus, frames are cost effective and easy to replace.

The possibilities are endless. You can use just about any kind of paint and finish.

You can also paint any kind of frame surface. Be sure to use a primer first. That makes the paint stick to a difficult surface.

Here’s how Cari with the DIY blog WithDietCokeInHand.com painting this pretty little number.

“A couple of weeks ago, I was wandering through Ikea and saw this mirror hanging on display,” said Cari. “I fell in love with it, right then and there! The only thing was it was black.”

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That didn’t stop the DIYer (nothing does).

Cari brushed on a turquoise paint (her favorite color and mine). The frame still needed something.

“This frame is very ornate looking and so it has a lot of indentions and groves.”

She took the same color in a darker shade to add depth.

BeFunky_Cari13.jpg“I just dry brushed it. And what that is, is where you just dip your brush into your paint, just the tips of it, and then you wipe almost all the paint off until like a paper towel. Just go back and forth until you barely have any paint on it.”

Swipe the brush lightly across the frame, so it only touches the front edges…. and voila!

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