Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Finish For Family Photos


Last July I told you about taking down all our family photos in the upstairs hallway when we put our house on the market. It's been a few weeks since it's been off the MLS, and I wanted to put the photos back up.


Here's what the hallway looked like before I took the photos down. The frames were gold and silver & needed a fresh coat of paint, but wasn't sure whether to paint them dark or light.


I decided to go light, since we are repainting several rooms a lighter color.


The frames were spray painted with an off white and a brown paint was put on and wiped off.


I like they way they turned out, but now I'm thinking the shelves should be painted a different color! (The hallway will be repainted a similar color, but will be a little more tan and not so yellow) 
What do you think? Would love to hear your suggestions.
Hope you all had a great weekend!

Pam



20 comments:

  1. And I bet you are so happy you did Pam...they are fabulous!

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  2. I love it! I have something similar on some red single shelves in my garden room. But I didn't paint the frames all the same color. It does unify things for sure!
    Brenda

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  3. Pam, are those gold walls I see? Don't laugh, I have them in my home too!

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  4. How neat the shelves look and your pictures are precious, Pam! I'm partial to white but my 2nd choice would be black. As long as your walls aren't white, the frames might still stand out. Can't wait to see what you do!

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  5. Hi Pam! I love your display! I have a similar one in my hallway as well and I love seeing all my wonderful family as I walk down the hall. I love how you painted the frames too, very pretty!

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  6. totally LOVE THIS! its looks great. I really like the frames painted white too. Great job. You should come by CraftOManiac to link up to my link party going on right now. Have a great night. JEN

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  7. I love how your picture frames turned out. I'm having my own color dilemma so not sure what to say on that one.

    Great job!

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  8. I think that would look fabulous!!! The frames turned out beautifully and look at those sweet girls!

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  9. I am usually not a "lighter" colored person. But lighter was the way to go! Looks fabulous!

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  10. Very lovely treasure... its simply beautiful... Did the brown colour is also a spray paint?... great turn out Pam
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  11. Now I bet it feels like home again! This looks great! I love the new lighter color too. Very soft!

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  12. I really like this idea. It keeps it neat and keeps from having holes in the walls. You did a great job with the frames all in white with what looks like a stain on them. Maybe leave the shelves alone and just paint the walls like you said. Tones of white with antiqued white or cream look great together, so just do the walls for now.

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  13. These shelves are great! I also love the "antiquing" you did with the additional wipe on/rub off paint!
    I think the color is great--but this also might be the perfect place to try a vibrant color on those shelves--an accent in a tiny bit like that would POP and if you don't like it, you can easily change it back.

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  14. Looks great! I have a big empty wall in my living room and have been tossing around ideas of what to do with it. This would be the perfect solution! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  15. I love it! Is there anything a can of spray paint can't fix?!

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  16. These are great! I love this idea.
    -Marie

    www.bloominghomestead.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh my gosh, I just found your blog and I am in love. You are so talented and your house is beautiful. I would sit here and keep commenting about how amazing your blog is but I'm going to go continue reading. Of course, I'm a new follower :)

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  18. Those turned out so nice! Great ideas as usual! You sure do a great job!

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  19. I've put together a round up of cool photo displays on Craft Gossip today and included your project. :) You can see it here
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