Lifestyle, MakeTasha James

DIY Gold Dipped Picture Frame (aka the fastiest DIY, ever)

Lifestyle, MakeTasha James
DIY Gold Dipped Picture Frame (aka the fastiest DIY, ever)
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Now that the holidays are in full-swing, I find myself doing lots of quick DIY projects around the house to really personalize our space. I'm a big lover of gold accents during the holidays, because I love the warmth it provides to a space, especially in candlelight or near twinkle lights, it's the epitome of what Christmas looks like to me. While I was pulling out my decorations from last year, I saw that I had two random IKEA picture frames, I'm not sure what I even bought them for, to be honest. I remembered that we had a large photo of Winston with Santa from last year that didn't have a home, and I had some leftover gold spray paint from last holiday season, plus, I'm a huge fan of the dipped-in-gold look, so, that's how this quick project came to be!

This tutorial shouldn't take you more than ten minutes to complete, and, you can tape off your picture frame in many different ways, or use any accent color you'd like, it's totally up to you! It's a super simple, and quick way to add a nice touch to an otherwise plain picture frame!

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What You'll Need

+ A Plain Picture Frame (this one is from IKEA)

+ Gold Spray Paint (or, acrylic paint and a foam brush)

+ Blue Painter's Tape

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+ Ziplock Bag (newspaper, or a plastic shopping bag are fine too) Go ahead, and tape off your frame with blue painter's tape (however you'd like, vertically, horizontally, stripes, corners, etc). If you're going straight across, like me, you can use a ruler and pencil here to lightly mark off a straight line.

Once you've gotten your design taped off, use newspaper or a ziplock bag sealed with Painter's Tape to protect the areas that you don't want painted.

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Once your frame is prepped, take your spray paint and apply two thin coats of paint. If you find that your paint gets gloopy (official DIY term), use a foam paint brush to smooth out the wet paint before adding your second coat (and, spray a bit farther away this time).

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Let your paint dry (you can also finish this off, with a shiny or matte clear coat), and then carefully peel off your painter's tape. I pulled mine off a little too quickly, which is why it has a little nick in it, but that can easily be fixed later on with a paint brush. Don't worry if it's not über perfect, it's only a decoration. ;)

Hope you enjoyed this quick DIY project, I told you it was quick and easy!

xx,

The Glossier