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Gray and Yellow Frames with Paper and Mod Podge

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Learn how to update simple wood frames with pretty paper and mod podge. These gray and yellow frames are the perfect addition to my home, you can customize your own to match your décor.

I got some happy mail last week from a store I love. Among {many} other things were 3 plain scalloped frames.  Oh the possibilities!

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blank frame

I decided to use them in my stairwell that I am trying to decorate.  You can see my inspiration here.

This blank space really needs some love, and these frames were just dying for some color and texture.

These frames were one of a kind. Check out these if you want to try this technique on a similar frame.

I grabbed some paint, yellow craft paint and Anonymous Gray by Behr.  Then I picked out some coordinating scrapbook paper.  Most of my first floor is a combination of yellow and gray.  The possibilities are endless with this, I seriously cannot get enough.

Gray and Yellow scalloped frame using paint and mod podge

With Little Lady’s help I painted the sides of the frames (and then some).  Then I cut out a piece of paper to lay on the flat part of the frame.

Since this area is not traceable I laid the paper on top of the frame and ran my finger along the edge to create a crease, then cut out that shape.

creased paper
crease cut lines

Once the paint dried I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the wood. These gray and yellow frames came together quickly and easily.

adhere paper to wood with mod podge

A few Mod Podge tips:

  • Apply a thin coat with a foam brush to both the wood surface and the back of the paper.
  • Once the paper is in place smooth out any bumps with a credit card or something similar.
  • Wait about 15 minutes then add a thin layer to the top with your foam brush.  This will seal the piece giving your paper and frame a nice protective coating.
Painted and decorated scalloped frames with mod podge

So now I have 3 pretty pieces ready for pictures.  I rarely develop pictures so it may take a while to figure out what I want to put in here.

gray and yellow scalloped frames

Now onto the next project.  I have some little MDF arrows my Dad made me to accompany these frames in the stair well, I am so excited to spruce them up.

If you like these gray and yellow frames be sure to pin and share this project.

Thanks for visiting!

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DearCreatives (@DearCreatives)

Friday 1st of August 2014

So pretty! Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives Hope to see you again soon! Theresa

BruCrew Life

Sunday 27th of July 2014

So pretty!! Love the yellow and gray together! :)

Sarah @ Little Red Brick House

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

How pretty! Love the colors you chose! Great tips about the mod podge.


Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

Thank you Sarah, so glad you stopped by.

Kim of Mo'Betta

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014

So cute! I love grey and yellow! Following you on Pinterest :-)


Tuesday 22nd of July 2014

Thanks Kim

Krista @ While He Was Napping

Monday 21st of July 2014

Super cute, Sarah! These will be adorable on your wall!

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