– Acrylic Craft paint in white (optional) – Acrylic Craft paint in your desired colour – Clear gloss/glaze – Small paint brush – Exacto knife
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. This way I knew that I needed a white coat to cover the gold colour of the frame before painting it silver.
Step 3: Paint
Acrylic craft paint dries very quickly so this is a super quick project. 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.
Here is the finished piece! This upcycle took less than an hour!