Friday, November 9, 2012

Gallery Wall Progress

I was wishing some of the mats in my Ikea frames weren't white.  I knew I could have a custom mat made in the colors I wanted - but that could be pricey (at least more than the $0 I was willing to spend!).  
My solution - SPRAY PAINT!



 It totally worked!  I just used the mats that were already in the frames and spray painted them the colors I wanted.  I already had some gloss Navy blue spray paint on hand and so used that.  It didn't look good at first - but it just took a few coats to fix that.  When it worked so well, I went and bought some green spray paint (Rustoleum's "eden" in satin) for the Utah state printable.  You can use a satin or gloss finish spray paint - it didn't really seem to make a difference.  Both worked great!

website for free state printables (click here)


  1. I did the same thing. Your wall looks lovely!

  2. You've been nomninated for the Liebster Award!