Makeovers

Old frame – new purpose

May 6, 2017
before and after frame diy chalkboard paint distressed

[En]I don't know if I have mentioned this before, but I love a quick and easy DIY project. It is so rewarding to have something painted and ready to use after a couple of hours of work!

[Ro]Nu stiu daca am mai zis asta, dar imi plac foarte mult proiectele DIY care sunt rapide si usoare. Satisfactia pe care o ai cand la final cand poti folosi un obiect dupa doar cateva ore de munca e mare!

[En]About an year ago when I was still attending the local flea market (I'm currently on a break from that - too many items bought and no more available space 😀 ) I bought a small golden frame, about the size of an A4.

[Ro]Acum un an cand inca mai mergeam la piata de vechituri  (momentan nu mai merg pentru ca am cumparat prea multe lucruri si nu mai avem spatiu liber pentru altele 😀 ) am cumparat o rama aurita mica, cam de dimensiunea unei coli A4.

[En]I din't know what to do with it so it just sat there hidden in a box. When we've cleaned the future-to-be nursery, I've found it and I suddenly thought of the DIY ideas I've seen on Pinterest involving chalkboard paint.

[Ro]Nu am stiut imediat la ce sa o folosesc si am abandonat-o intr-o cutie. Cand am curatat camera ce urma sa devina a bebelusului, mi-au venit in minte ideile de proiecte DIY de pe Pinterest unde rame asemanatoare erau vopsite cu vopsea de tipul tabla de scris.

[En]First of all, I've taped the glass with painter's tape so I won't smudge it with paint.

[Ro]In primul rand, am lipit banda de hartie pe sticla ca sa nu o stropesc cu vopsea.

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[En]Then I've mixed some white and blue chalk paint until I've obtained the shade I was looking for and started to paint. It literally took about 5 minutes to paint it. Seriously, only 5 minutes!

[Ro]Apoi am amestecat vopsea chalk paint alba si albastra pana am obtinut nuanta pe care o doream si am vopsit rama. Mi-a luat cam 5 minute sa o vopsesc. Serios, doar 5 minute!

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[En]After the paint dried (approximately 20 minutes) I've sand it here and there to reveal some of the gold color underneath.

[Ro]Dupa ce s-a uscat vopseaua (aproximativ 20 de minute) am smirgheluit-o ici-colo cat sa se vada putin din auriul de dedesubt.

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[En]I wanted to soften the blue paint and tried for the first time the dry brushing technique, using white paint. I've applied the white paint over and over again until I was satisfied with the result. Some areas turned more whiter than others, which was the look I was going for.

[Ro]Am vrut sa atenuez putin nuanta de albastru si am incercat pentru prima data tehnica "dry brushing" cu vopsea alba, care presupune lucrul cu pensula aproape complet uscata, doar cu resturi mici de vopsea pe ea. Am repetat acest pas de cateva ori pana am fost multumita de rezultat. Unele zone au iesit mai albe decat altele, exact ce imi doream.

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[En]The next step was to apply the top coat over the paint. I went for a matte one.

[Ro]Urmatorul pas a fost sa aplic lac mat peste vopsea.

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[En]After the topcoat has dried, I removed the painter's tape from the glass and applied 2 coats of chalkboard paint on it with a brush and smoothed with a sponge.

[Ro]Dupa ce s-a uscat lacul, am indepartat banda de hartie de pe sticla si am aplicat 2 straturi de vopsea de tabla de scris cu o pensula si am nivelat-o cu un burete.

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[En]After the chalkboard paint dried, I've written the name of the baby with liquid chalk on it. We've use the frame for the maternity photo session and now it is a decorative object in the nursery. It was an easy project, wasn't it?

[Ro]Dupa ce s-a uscat vopseaua, am scris numele bebelusului pe ea cu creta lichida si am folosit rama la sedinta foto de maternitate, iar acum este obiect de decor in camera lui.A fost un proiect usor, nu?

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