Pictures. They speak a thousand words. They immortalize moments in our lives. They tell the story of who we are, where we have been and who we have become.
Growing up, taking pictures was an annual family event and the images would end up in the family album. With the increase in camera ownership, many more memories were captured and stored in the album. I still love looking at old family albums and yes i have two in my house. In today’s world of selfies and phone cameras, not many people ‘preserve’ life’s memories and no Facebook, Instagram, snapchat and all those others don’t count…not in my books.
This weeks project was painting some picture frames i got from Tuskys Supermarket for Ksh200. They looked very drab and unappealing, but hey with that price, they were screaming my name!!
To paint them, i removed everything so that i was only left with the frame. The back had some strange nails at the back and i had to figure out a way to remove them without damaging the frame.
Next, i sanded the frames down to get rid of the slight varnish it had. Sanding it makes the paint adhere better.
And then it was time for the fun part. Paint! I had some left over black paint from a previous paint job.I used a small brush, that was part of a set i got from Game Store at Garden City…by the way this place is a DIYers heaven!!
Painting is messy and taking pictures while painting was an uphill task. However, what i did was lay out an old newspaper on the surface i was working on to avoid getting paint on the tiles…although some of ended up there!
After painting, i hang them out to dry. Like literally hang them. I used your everyday paper hooks to hang them out to dry for 24 hours.
The frames are now ready for the next step….the photogallery. Stay tuned for the next episode….
Any projects you have carried out lately? Let’s hear about it.
Keep it DIY.