I wanted something with red to go with this picture in the breakfast nook:
The new picture is 9.5 x 12 inches. Yeah, I didn't really realize how random of a size that is until I tried to find a frame. I looked in every store I went to for about a week before I realized I had a frame already that would fit. Whoops. It was one Jeremy and I received as a gift, so it was freeee. Schwing! That's a whole lot cheaper than the $40 or so dollars it was going to cost to have allposters frame it.
The wooden "mat", i guess you would call it, comes out, so there were options. Only problem was neither option went with the picture.
So what's a girl to do? Paint. Paint is always the answer. I knew I wanted the outside frame to be white-white to match the inside borders. I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep the inner wooden insert or not. Or paint it and if so what color? So I called my motha'. And she suggested I paint the inner border of the frame the off-white background color of the strawberry bowls box. Phew. Follow that? Here:
It's just a slight off white, but just enough for you to notice it. I whipped out my rolodex of Benjamin Moore paint and tried to find a match. I went with Maritime White. I was a little apprehensive because it actually looks dark compared to the other colors on the swatch. But hey, a sample of paint is $3? So I went with it. I just used white spray paint we had already for the outer frame. Here's the finished result!
Ps. This is linked to The DIY Show Off: DIY Project Parade!