Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Chartreuse and Aqua.

Recently I have been incredibly bored with the decor in our apartment. Mostly because it is almost non-existent  In the past five years, I've moved about six times. Moving so frequently has made me really never want to spend anytime on decorating. I felt like the time it went up, it had to be taken back down. I finally put my foot down and decided that a cute place to live is a necessity. These plain white walls were getting on my nerves.
So, I got the idea to paint some old picture frames that I didn't really like, and turned them into something that are more our style.

This is such an easy DIY project for anyone to do. All I did was sand the picture frames a tiny bit, and then painted them with a foam paint brush and acrylic paint that I picked up at the craft store. It took about 3 coats for each frame, but they are not 100% opaque. I wanted the old frame color to kind of peak through the paint. They dried in less than an hour, and were ready to hang!

Can I just say that I am OBSESSED with these frames now? The colors are more beautiful than I expected them to be. The new frames really add a bit of cheer our little tiny studio. I also love the combo of the chartreuse and aqua with our old pink couch (see here). I love mixing unexpected colors together.

If you are feeling crafty, and like sprucing up a room in your place, or you are like us and your entire place is one room, then I suggest trying out some new colored picture frames.


P.s. I've been extra crafty lately, and will share all the finished projects as they are completed!


  1. i'm in the same exact situation..i move almost every year so I have no motivation to decorate...plus my love affair with clothes doesn't leave much room for apartment investments


  2. Same here, too! Dustin said the other week: "we've been here for a year - time to put some pictures on the walls or something!"

  3. this is such a good idea. will do this when i move to my new room. thanks to you. :)


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