Saturday, February 18, 2012

Goodwill Frames Transformation

One of  my favorite things to find at Goodwill is a pretty frame. That is just one thing that I can never have enough of!


This is one I got the other day. I just knew it would be beautiful. I decided to just let it sit empty on my mantle. I saved the glass so later I change my mind about what I do with it if I want. Here is what it looked like when I bought it...


In this state it is just not my style. So I painted it white..




I used my new favorite spray paint. A quick coat..dries in 10 minutes..I love it! Janae tried it and she is not in love with it like I am. She is a gloss girl and I like it flat as can be so maybe the gloss isn't as good. So anyway--the frame looks pretty white but it is not showing it's true beauty yet.


So I break out one of my all time favorite products..Rub n Buff, in my favorite color, Spanish Copper.


I have used this product ALOT and I have found that the best applicator is my finger. I run my finger along the frame--hitting the spots that are sticking up and where wear would happen, if it had been naturally worn.


About 30 seconds later I had this lovely detailed frame for my mantle!

I have used Rub n Buff on almost all my projects, especially frames. I love my "photography wall" in my livingroom where I grouped together a bunch of Goodwill frames.







I love the pretty detail these frames have, that is shown off so beautifully with the Rub n Buff.

Today besides painting my frame I worked in the yard between Oregon rain showers.


Oh my goodness--our gardens are so ugly this time of year. Just wait though, in a couple months they will be gorgeous!

Until then I made myself happy buying a few little primroses, pretty and cheap! They remind me of what is to come as I clean up all the dead stuff.



Edited to say: A lot of people have been asking where to find Rub n Buff--it can found in some craft stores and in art supply stores, but usually they only carry the basic gold and silver colors. Since I like the Spanish Copper I usually just get it on Ebay. One tube lasts forever. I am only on my second tube and have been using it for about 3 years.

Thanks for visiting!

34 comments:

Aledia said...

I just LOVE Goodwill! All of your frames are beautiful.

I've been a follower but I'm now following you on Linky as well. :)

Blessings,
Aledia

Bliss said...

Frames at Goodwill I can do, and I assume Rub n Buff at at craft store? All those white frames look awesome together.

~Bliss~

jeanetteann said...

As usual lovely vignette. Those types of frames are my favourite too. They are always nice painted white.
xxjeanetteann

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Ah...we don't have goodwill here but other thrift store places. Wish we did. Love what you did with the frame. Have never heard of rub and buff before. I've got to get me some of that stuff. But I love that you painted it white. You really are a kindred spirit. I love love love white. Thats why I like you and your blog so much.

Hugs,

Nann

cathy@home said...

Lovely I have been looking for a idea for a family photo wall.

sissie said...

Hi Sandy,
Your frame transformations are lovely. I haven't tried the rub n buff but now I will!
I love your gallery wall too.

hugs
Sissie

Rosetta said...

Molto carino!Rosetta

Wendy Hayden said...

Where do you get the Rub n Buff? Is that a craft store thing or a hardware store thing?

Grandma Carolee said...

You are a born teacher...like your father. The frames and flowers are beautiful.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

I too am always on the hunt for some pretty frames at Goodwill, but the one's around me just don't ever get many in :( My favorite style to find are the lacey looking ones. I've been fortunate to find a few :) I've never tried the Rub n Buff ~ I should give it a whirl sometime ~ where do you find it? Craft store..Home Improvement store?

Have a great upcoming week!
Warmest hugs, Brenda

Olivia said...

Hello beautiful friend! Oh, I love your frame...I confess, I am a frame addict too! I even changed my blog header this weekend...it is all frames, lol. I like the flat paint and gloss for high traffic tables. My garden is a mess too.
Hugs,
Olivia

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

I love the frames and your tips on how to get them looking so perfect. Rub n' Buff is a great trick-I will have to try that. I'm your newest follower.

Anne said...

Love that frame.The detail is amazing.Looks perfect on your mantle.

Shirley said...

What a lovely collection of beautiful frames. You should make a business as these would sell nicely.
Good work in the garden. Wish our temps were good enough to be outside..I cant wait to garden once again.

lynn said...

thanks for sharing the rub and buff--i love that look, sandy! your photo wall looks wonderful!

Stephanie said...

Your frames lok great . I am a new linky follower and look forward to seeing your garden this summer.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love how the frame turned out. The rub and buff really makes a huge difference. Thank you for the update on where to get it, I was going to head out to Home Depot but sounds like I won't find it there.
My gardens are in the dormant stage for the most part. I was able to do a little cleaning up a few weeks ago but it has been too cold or snowy these last few weeks. I hope you show us your garden this summer!

~Shanon

Elyse said...

I just love how you went about the frames. I need some better luck when I go into Goodwill! They have great frames but they just want too much for them in my opinion. Maybe it's where I'm at NC.

Hooked on Decorating said...

I love how you transformed your frames. They look gorgeous. Spanish Copper Rub n' buff is my favorite as well. I used it on my dresser knobs recently to give them some contrast.

If you have a moment to stop by and check it out, here is the link.

http://hookedondecorating.com/?p=360

Dusty McRae said...

Great Frames!! Can't wait to see your garden finished. Hope you are having a great start to your week.

Blessings

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I can't reseist old frames either! You did a beautiful job on this one. I have to go look for that paint! Thanks for the info!

Sharon said...

I love your picture wall , with the white frames an black and white photos . Looks great !

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

These frames turned out so lovely! And your children are precious ...

... just love their pics on your sidebar ...

Linda
http://itallstartedwithpaint.com

Terry said...

Goodwill has the best things to spraypaint and look brand new. Love all your frames and how you've decorated your wall with them. Thanks for the wonderful comment when I posted about our dog passing away. It really meant so much to me, I've cried many tears and your friendship was just what I needed. Take care!

Kelly said...

What a fantastic idea! I've painted frames white before, but never used the rub n buff on them. I love, love, love your photo gallery wall. I would like to do something like that in my upstairs hallway that's open to the foyer. I love how that looks and showcases your family.

we three dogs and me said...

Oh boy can I relate. I will be 81 on Friday. I am one who wears many hats. I was 16 when I met my husband but had to wait 2 years to get married. He was 8 years older but my best friend.I have lived all my life in Clayton N.Y. and have 2 children.I made porcelain dolls for 17 years did craft shows .We went to auctions and dabbled in antiqueing.I am alone now with my 2 dogs doing tablescapes to satisfy my creative side. I was a hair dresser for ten years and also do some art work.My yard is in an awful state as I just can't do outside work any more.Anymore my pond is covered and brought in my fish. I shall show some of my dolls and artwork sometime.

Amaco said...

Thanks for using AMACO's Rub 'n Buff - your frames are lovely! I rarely see anyone using the Ruby, so I'm glad to hear that this is a favorite of yours. Looking forward to seeing your next project! Becky

Donna said...

I love hunting for pretty picture frames at the GW too! Yours is just so beautiful after its makeover! The rub n buff makes all the difference!!

victoriantailor said...

Great tips, had never heard of the buff, will find, thanks, great job on the frame

The Twisted Ribbon said...

Good Morning! I have been looking for some nice frames from the thrift store lately. I really am trying to find a nice BIG one with good detail so I can add ribbon to it and make a framed bow holder out of it......I think my daughter would just love it! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE all of you white.....I think it is the dream of many moms to be able to have something so crisp and clean looking......very well done! Tammi :)

Linens and Laurel said...

Thank you for showing us how to do this. Rub 'n Buff saved to my Amazon wish list as a reminder.

Pam said...

Thanks for the tip on Rub n Buff. It makes them look distressed with out all the distressing work.

W. Latane Barton said...

Great find at Goodwill. Excellent photos to showcase your beautiful recycled frames.

The Greeley Girls said...

FAB FAB FAB!!!! If you get a chance we'd love you to share your great Goodwill find on our site's Fridays Finds!! (Linky party)

Hope to see you soon!!

Taylor,

www.thegreeleygirls.com