Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rockin Red

Do you have a stack of old frames sitting around your garage like this? I do and some are that ugly gold..so I took one, sanded it, primed it and painted her rockin red!


 When I first painted her with the red, it was so not what I wanted but with an addition of black glaze, she came out of her shell and I love her!


 The black glaze gave the red the depth it needed and accented it really well.



 A little sanding here and there...





Painted some scrap wood with chalkboard paint and now I have a rockin red chalkboard ready for a new home!



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39 comments:

Ally said...

You're right! They ARE cool. They'd look great hung all together on a feature wall.

Miss Charming said...

Such a beautiful color!

Chris said...

Hi Margaret, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

A Lived in Home said...

Love th red! It totally changes the frame! My Get Social Sunday link party is live. Would love to have you come link up your homepage and promote your blog!

http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-social-sunday-link-party.html

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your frame do over, the red is much better than the predictable gold. Laura

Cozy Little House said...

You're right! The black glaze adds the perfect touch.
Brenda

Sabrina said...

I love it! The glaze looks amazing on it and brings out all of the little detail. New fan from http://4mykiddos.blogspot.com

Etcetorize said...

Great save! I need to get to work on some of my odd ball frames one of these days. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

Donna Wilkes said...

Came over from DIY. Some frames in the garage!?! I have a stack in every closet! Your post and the beautiful outcome gives me the inspiration needed to pull the frames out and do something! Thanks!

Distressed Donna Down Home

Christine said...

LOVE old frames!! LOVE the color too!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Full Circle Creations said...

Looks great. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Holly

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Love the red on the frame! Great job!
Saw you sharing at Tuesday's Treasures
Debbie :)

Andrea said...

sooo beautiful! like you I also LOVE revamping those old nasty frames:)

What a good job, love the black glaze!
Following your blog now would love for you to follow mine as well:0)

Cheers
Andrea

~ Liz ~ said...

A simple change is all it takes sometimes. Beautiful!
Liz

Danielle said...

Gorgeous. Love the red with the black glaze.

Foster said...

Red is my favorite color and the frame looks lovely.

Judy Bigg said...

Love the red, I seem to use a lot of red in decorating.

suzyq said...

This turned out gorgeous - love how you glazed it with blacK - perfect!
Your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back :)

live-love-laugh said...

wow this looks stunning!! i'm loving red at the moment, must give this a go
i'd love for you to join us at our linky to share your beautiful work
xx hope to see you there
http://live-love-laugh-interiordesign.blogspot.com.au/

Stephanie said...

Great job. I love that red/black combo. My stack of old frames has been sitting around for ages, Maybe I'll get to them someday.

Pamela said...

What a beautiful frame! Thanx for coming to the party.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from Share your Cup Thursday, like the frame in red, my husband has a talent for doing things like this as well.

Debt Free Mommy said...

Cool! Where are you going to put it? Love the red. Thanks so much for linking up with Making Space Mondays. I hope we see you back again next week! -Tabitha

houseontheway.com said...

Red is my favorite color and you did an amazing job on this frame. What a difference it made!! I'd love for you to share it at my blog party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. I think it would make a great addition to the party. It's every Tuesday through Sunday. Hope you can stop by!
Leslie

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

lovely color and finish!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

The black glaze really makes it pop! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing your charming project at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing your charming project at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

Meg said...

LOVE the red! The glaze really did make the frame. Great job!

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

I love that color and the glaze really gave it depth! Perfect fit to a chalkboard! Thank you for sharing it with us at The "Sunday Stop"!!!
Hugs,
Bj

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Nicely done! I love playing with frames!

Heather said...

Love the new colour and the glaze just gives it that extra umpph. Thanks for sharing at the All STar Block Party.

Becolorful said...

Oooh, I agree, really like the glazed look on that red. Thanks for linking up this week.
pr

Jann Olson said...

Your red is definately rockin! But then, I am a lover of red. The black glaze gave it just what it needed. I often pick up frames to use for craft projects. Love the chalkboard! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Peggy Hale said...

The black glaze just made your frame! I love your chalkboard & thanks for linking up to Totally Transformed Tuesday.

Peggy Hale said...

The black glaze just made your frame! I love your chalkboard & thanks for linking up to Totally Transformed Tuesday.

Kathie said...

Love that black glaze with the red! They look fabulous! Thanks for sharing these at Gettin' Krafty With It!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your frame really rocks in red, Margaret. The black glaze really did the trick.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week. Be sure to stop by tonight to see yourself featured.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Margaret,
Seen that you are featured at The Brambleberry this evening, so I wanted to stop by and see your gorgeous frame. I have a stack of frames to redo myself. Love what you did with yours.