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Never underestimate the impact of a framed picture’s mat! I love how much more stately a photo or piece of art becomes when its encased in a mat as opposed to just a frame. When I pick up used frames at thrift stores, I always try to find a frame that already has a mat in good condition. Mats can be transformed just as easily as frames can be. I often just paint them, but sometimes I like to cover them in a cool fabric or textured paper. With just a quick application of black spray paint, I gave this piece a whole new look.

Repainting a Mat can Transform Artwork

Repainting a Mat can Transform Artwork

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I’ve got another big project in the works! Next item on the agenda: painting a campaign nightstand I picked up at Goodwill. I must admit, I’ve fallen victim to the current campaign craze. And fallen hard. I LOVE the style. The drawer pulls are great, and the corner hardware have just the right amount of interest without being overpowering. I have been keeping my eye out for anything campaign-style for a while and found one! The piece is in great shape and isn’t missing anything. I actually found a couple odd Scrabble tiles in the drawers. Bonus. What is the best part, you ask? It only cost $4.97! I’ll have to put some money into the supplies, but I think its a worthy investment.

Campaign Nighstand

Campaign Nightstand

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