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How to create your own colourful frames

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If you've been meaning to frame a beautiful print or photograph, why not do it with something that pops? 

This project is quick and inexpensive and will make a striking addition to your mantelpiece. 

Colourful picture frame
Colourful picture frame

You will need


  1. Sand your frame down, getting rid of any varnish and leaving it with a smooth finish. Wipe down with a damp cloth.
  2. Paint the frame in Resene Pompadour and the frame inner with Resene Pink Terrace. Leave to dry.
  3. Using the ruler, measure your print or photograph and cut to size.
  4. Frame up and enjoy your colourful piece of artwork! 

Nikki has also used Resene Coral Tree for the wall, Resene Paper Doll for the shelf and Resene Pink Terrace for the vases and diamond.  

Supplies your will need

Step 2

Colourful picture frame detail

Top tips

Project by Nikki Astwood, 2020.

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