I bought a can of matte black spray paint. I then laid out some newspaper on my back patio. I took the glass out and the backs off. I then got to spraying my frames.
I had to do a few coats. The trick was spraying from different angles to make sure I got all the different edges and crevices. After letting it dry, I had a lovely solid wood picture frame that fits my color scheme.
I then spray painted all the rest of the frames. For the price of a can of spray paint and a couple bucks at the thrift store I got 9 frames. I probably spent less on all the frames then I would normally spend on one! Awesome!
I was talking with my sister-in-law about my project and it reminded her that she had some frames she could do the same with. She spray painted hers white instead of black though.
She now has some lovely frames for her ocean themed bathroom.
The other great thing about this project is how quick it is. I was able to squeeze in painting a frame or two in between tasks throughout the day. It was a great feeling of satisfaction being able to put all my pictures up at once. I even have a couple left over ready for when we take a new set of family photos.
Do you have some old frames that you could make new again?