Little Projects ~Picture Frames

Sometimes all those makeovers and projects we see in blogland can be inspiring, and sometimes they can make us feel overwhelmed or discontent with our own homes.

There are lots of great posts out there on how to be content with your home (the Nester comes to mind as someone who tackles this subject well.)  One way I handle this is to try really hard to find time to complete easy and achievable projects between the larger ones. Keeps me motivated! Little things like picture frames in the wrong colour can really bug me, but a little bit of paint and effort can easily transform them.

-before: tabletop frames from a yard sale, a little too formal in tones for our home-

-leftover aqua wall paint-

-white spray paint-

Project Cost:
frames              ~ 50 cents to $1 each at garage sale
paint                 ~ leftover
5x7 reprints      ~  39 cents to 99 cents
Total Cost        ~ $1-$2 each

What little thing can you do today or this week to make you happier with your home?

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  1. Excellent advice to focus on small projects that make you love your house! I struggle with all the creative ideas in blogland and having the time to keep up as well. Thanks for the great post and reminder that it's the little things.


  2. I so agree about contentment. I try very hard not to compare myself or my home with others.

    I also like to do small projects. I have been doing little things here and there all day today and it's been so much fun.

    Blessings to you, Amy

  3. I agree with you too! I often feel as if my home isn't as nice as some and I am always trying to decorate like eveyone else but, I have to remember to be 'me' and to be content with my own things and style. I like your 'new' frames! An easy fix and not expensive. Blessings, Pamela

  4. LOVE how those frames turned out! The aqua paint looks fabulous against the black and white photo... really makes it stand out. I've got a bunch of frames I've been meaning to paint. After seeing these I may just need to get on that sooner than later!


  5. Thanks for the reminder that we all need to find JOY in the little things around our homes and stop worrying about the big ones! Enjoyed the pics...

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  6. great outcome.
    Like what you have done!

    God bless,

  7. What a great idea to paint out the gold frames with turquoise and white. I love your touches of turquoise around the room. It's really lovely!
    Hugs, Cindy

  8. I love the look you have there of turquoise and sand. I have a few frames around that I want to find time to paint to. I found you at the Coastal charm link.

  9. You got me to follow, when you talked about the over whelming part, that's me. So much I want to do so inspired, wore out before I start.

  10. Water paint looks fantastic against the black and white image . Makes it really stand out. I've got a set of tires I've been meaning to paint. After seeing this you may need just to get it sooner rather than later.

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  11. A 2-dollar project that makes something that looks like it costs more than $2? Now that's amazing! You can definitely do a lot of creative things with leftover paint, especially when it's one of your favorite colors. Cool suggestion, by the way!


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