I’ve known for a while I wanted to update a certain set of frames in my home. They were a Christmas gift a few years back but they were never 100% my style. They were an antique bronze looking color. But they held lots of pictures and came in a three set that hung beautifully in any space.
I took them down off the wall and as I started pulling the old pictures out I got sad. Like really sad! These pictures were all from around 2003/2004 and my youngest daughter wasn’t even in the mix yet.
There were pictures of our wedding, my husbands baptism when our son wasn’t yet three. The birth of our first daughter and her first year of life. Our honeymoon…. I knew these needed to be updated so that our completed family would stand on the wall together but leaving the past behind is hard.
So I set them all on the counter and started to paint the frames. I used Krylons Brushed Nickel over some white primer. It was TOO silver! Ack! So with all the pretty detail in these babies I glazed with my black glaze and then ahhhh came the subtlety of an antique silver finish. It now has that aged patina to it which I love.
Here is a before and after…
And the set completed. I put all black and white photo’s inside with the exception of just a few that had color highlights.
And as I started putting in the new pictures I again had a smile on face. As my beautiful family started to fill the frames I realized that it didn’t matter which year or age we were when we entered into the 4x6 spaces… all the memories are special.
Here are some of the photo’s I put in….
So try to remember that leaving the past behind makes room for a great future!