How to Repurpose a Modern Picture Frame & Mount 

There is nothing wrong with the frame or mount except that it matched Grandma’s home decor not my own. All my other paintings have silver frames with a white mount/matting.

Materials Needed – Modern Picture Frame

– Acrylic Craft Paint – Clear Gloss/Glaze – Paint Brush – Exacto Knife  – Card Stock

Step 1: Create A New Mount

The first step is to remove the picture and mount/matte from the existing frame and use the old matte to create the new one.

Step 2: Paint Test

Step two is to do a paint test on the back of your frame. On the left, I tried a test patch of only silver. On the right, I tried a coat of white paint under the silver.

Step 3: Paint

I took the frame apart to make it easier to paint. I did two layers of white paint and two of silver.

Step 4: Layer of Gloss

After applying all the paint coats and letting it dry, I applied a layer of gloss to protect the paint. Acrylic craft paint can chip very easily, so this coat is needed.

I used a triple-thick gloss, but I found it too thick, so next time I will use a regular craft project gloss. The gloss also dries super fast.