7.27.2011

DIY: Quick & Easy Frame

I’ve been in my apartment for two years now and left most of my room undecorated, focusing on the rest of the place instead. I needed something to hang over my bed and have been intrigued by antique mirrors, like these:

But the prices are just not within my budget. And while in Ikea, I spotted this lightweight frame ($29) and bought it for a quick DIY. This was so simple and was just the thing I needed above my bed. While I like it as a frame, I could always buy or spray a faux mirror later on.
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 5 minutes +15 minutes drying time
Needed:
Frame
Spray paint
Backdrop for spray painting
Method:
{Before}
I removed the glass from the frame and simply sprayed one coat. It was dry within 15 minutes.
{After}
I reattached the glass & hung on the wall. Easy, peasy. I love how the muddled silver and swirls are echoed in my purple & silver bedspread. The frame also compliments my photos from Paris in their silver frames.
Do you DIY?


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28 comments:

  1. What a fab DIY! That frame is absolutely gorgeous!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  2. nice! you should def put a mirror in :)

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  3. It looks great!! Actually, I'm a fan without the mirror. IT looks more interesting that way :)

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  4. Great DIY and I love the fact that it's simple. When they get more complicated, I tend to let them sit around for awhile. It looks great in your bedroom!

    xo Mary Jo

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  5. This is so great! I love antique mirrors as well and this just turned out great!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  6. Upcycling mirrors is one pf my favorite diys. It's so easy, the options are endless, and you can buy giant ones at thrift stores that are so inexpensive!

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  7. Easy and cute DIY! You could get a wooden letter (like E for Elle) and show it like a monogran. I think it'd be cute!

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  8. Dude that looks awesome and easy. Perfect combo! :)
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  9. Mirrors are the best, and mirror makeovers are even better! Looks great! xo

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  10. Ikea and craigslist, man. It's the way to go. I got a LARGE mirror for my vanity from craigslist, for $15. Really can't beat that!

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  12. I know exactly what you mean!!! These are lovely... you should definitely treat yourself! :)

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  13. i love that you posted this as a DIY because i have been searching for a mirror to do this with for my new bedroom for weeks - was a little scared bc i make a mess so easily but if its that easy i must go for it - mirror looks amazing xx

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  14. wow that is so so cute!!!!!! I totally want to do this now! gosh, I love IKEA :)



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  15. It looks awesome!!! So classy!

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  16. I live in earthquake territory....no mirrors over the bed! It looks great, would love to do the same in my bedroom.
    KB
    http://redcarpetcloset.tv

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  17. Great DIY and even better bargain. Matches the bed perfectly. I've done a few DIY, but have been getting a little bit more into it.

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  18. Wow that's a great DIY idea! Loove it :)
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  19. Great idea! I don't have an actual headboard and I'm always switching up my bedroom. I will have to save this for the next time I feel the need for something different.

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  20. What a great idea!! Looks great! Vintage and glamorous!

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  21. awesome! I love how this turned out.

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  22. i can't DIY to save my life, but that is sooo cute. i absolutely love it. all that antique kind of stuff never fails to get me excited.

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