Get Framed...

After we painted our hallway light blue I decided to change all the frames out to one color. The big decision was what color I wanted. My first idea was white because I love white. But white seemed too, well, white. It made the blue look kind of juvenile (think a baby's nursery) - not quite the feeling I wanted for a hallway. Then I thought about black - and thought and thought. I didn't want it to feel too 'heavy'. I had a few pieces already framed in black so I started there. Then I spray painted some wood frames I already had using a black gloss spray paint by Valspar. The frames were all different but I don't mind that as long as the color is uniform.

I like the way the black almost 'toughens up' this pale blue. After I spent many nights painting the hallway I wasn't really too sure about the blue paint. But once I got the black frames on the wall it all kind of came together.

As with most things I do, I tried to use what I have already. All of these photos were in these frames before they were black. I did buy the print that says 'I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted what I asked of him' from Dayspring. It is a dark chocolate brown not black but is dark enough that it looks fine.

This artwork is by LM which I bought from the school art show 2 years in a row. (Kind of a big rip-off but it was a fundraiser for the school and I am happy now I got them since the frames are nice - and black!)

I feel like we have kind of a 'gallery' look with the uniformity in the color of the frames. It looks clean and sleek - just the way I like it. So get out the spray paint and make your own 'matching' frames...

Linking up to Swing into Spring @ DIY by Design, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm & Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.


Laurie Anne said…
The gallery looks great.
Love LM's art work along the Ty Wilson :0)
Beautiful gallery wall and love how thrifty it was!!! Thanks for sharing it at NTT.


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