My husband and I graduated college 6 and 7 years ago and still do not have our diplomas framed. We have continuously put it off, and honestly, I think we keep forgetting about them. So, when I was designing the layout of our office, I kept those important documents in mind.
I had all intentions of going to one of my favorite stores, Hobby Lobby, and looking for the perfect frame and matte for these documents. But, when I was moving stuff to get ready to paint, I found two identical frames that were hanging in the dining room. All they needed was a little paint...
We will put the wedding photos somewhere else in our home!
So, I got out my acrylic paint and brushes and painted my husband's matte red and mine pink.
The mattes before.
My husband's finished matte.
My finished matte.
Next, I took the glass out of the frames, placed them outside in my painting spot, and painted each frame black. I used Krylon's glossy black from Wal-Mart.
It took 3 coats of spray paint to cover up all of the brown and gold in the frames.
I let the frames sit out in the sun for around 6 hours to make sure they were completely dry. I would wait at least 24 hours before hanging the frame if you decide to spray paint a frame of your own. You risk the spray paint leaving marks on the wall or furniture if you choose not to do this.
And, here are the final products... : )
I wish the university would've used smaller font or put the name on two lines.
I hate that I had to cut a little of the name off on the edges.