Op: Stuff on Walls part Deux

I’m back!  I was buried in party-making over the weekend and I feel like I’ve finally recovered!  Well, I’m not sleepy at the moment and the kitchen floor needs some attention, but we’re mostly recovered.

So last time I was spray painting some frames, including this one.  I’ve had it for a while hanging empty on the wall like this.  A little bleak.  If it looks familiar, its because its another Ikea purchase – the Ung Drill frame for $30. I liked the curvy old school look of it, but truth is its just plastic.  I’ve seen other Ikea frames spray-painted around the blogosphere, but I never pinned any so I can’t share unfortunately.

Before – black and bleak

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After – lighter and brighter…?

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I didn’t want it straight up white, so I used this off-white/cream spray paint.  Ivory that is.

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This frame has a lot of nooks and crannies to get paint into (not unlike an English muffin) and I ended up emptying the entire can of paint on this one frame.

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Look, its happy to see ya.  The masking tape message is temporary until I get the glass part of the frame unburied in the garage.  If it has survived being buried in the garage that is.

I added little hints of metallic copper paint around some edges hoping it would look distressed, like it was an old dark brassy gold underneath aging white paint.

I think it ended up looking more like cheesy gold finishes on white decorative china figurines.  But I used it sparingly, and who knows, I might end up painting this baby yellow or green or something later on down the road.  But for now, its definitely less oppressive and even less plasticky looking than before.

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The Ung Drill has only begun its journey… (from the halls of Hrothgar!  no?)

 

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