My MIL recently picked up this picture and frame for me. She said, "I know it'll look much different next time I see it." She was right.
I needed a frame for a picture I drew for my son's room.
First I cleaned up the frame from my MIL, then took it apart.
I painted it a yummy tomato red, one of the accent colors in my son's bedroom.
I couldn't find any paper to use as a background. Everything I had was too small and I didn't want seams showing. I thought of using wrapping paper, but I didn't have any in the color I wanted. Then I thought of painting the paper! Sure, why not?
I watered down some blue watercolor paint...
...and quickly brushed it on in one direction.
Then I blotted it with a paper towel.
Exactly what I wanted!
After everything dried, I loaded it all back up; glass, picture I drew, watercolor background paper, and cardboard.
Free art for my son's room!
(It's not in his room yet--the best time for a project is when he's sleeping!)