Have you ever fallen in love with what you thought was a wooden picture frame at a thrift store or yard sale, only to pick it up and realize that it’s a 1970s piece with a classic case of resinitis
That’s right… this frame is 100% plastic. When I found this a couple of years ago I was completely surprised by that. I totally expected it to be wood.
It’s kind of an odd size at 18 1/2′ x 21 1/2′, and it’s as light as a feather.
This frame has beautiful details.
Trying to paint an ornate frame like this with a brush would be a nightmare.
So, of course, spray paint to the rescue…. again.
I took the frame out to my fancy schmancy spray painting booth and gave it a couple of light coats of a white spray paint and primer combo love, letting it dry between coats of course.
Then I had to decide what I was going to frame. I chose this recently thrifted oil painting.
The 12′ x 16′ painting was just a little too big for the frame so gorilla tape to the rescue.
I lightly sanded some of the raised parts of the frame…
just to give it a little character.
And I hung it in my used-to-be-red-but-is-now-sky-blue living room. (I went a little crazy about a month ago and repainted my living room in a whirlwind when John was away. Thankfully he loved the change as much as I do.)
While the husband’s away… the wife will paint. 🙂
This oil painting is now one of my favourite things. White paint can easily turn plastic into fantastic, and I love how it makes the colours in this painting pop.
Do you have any pieces suffering from 1970s resinitis? They may just need a little spray paint love.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.