D.I.Y. Painted Picture Frames


My July D.I.Y. project was to put a new paint job on some picture frames.
I chose interior paint by Benjamin Moore because it is so easy to use with the primer already in the paint.
Color of choice is white. I have a mixture of metal and decorative frames so the white blends in well to my decor.
1. Take frames apart and set the glass aside. (I cleaned the glass with rubbing alcohol.)
2. Take a damp not wet but damp cloth and wipe the frames free from dust.
3. When frame is dry to the touch you can begin painting.
4. I held the frame back side in one hand and painted with my other hand.
** After two experiments using first a small paint brush then a small sponge brush, use the sponge trust me on this one. 🙂
5. Let the frames completely dry before reassembling them.


D.I.Y. Craft Project: All Purpose Jars With Decorative Lids


My re-purpose project for June is to cover jar lids.
I just can’t bring myself to throw away these nice jars.
My daughter mentioned how nice my large jar looked which I had finished a few weeks ago.
Think of how nice these would look in your pantry, bath vanity, or as a gift.
Steps to cover jar lids.
1. First remove any labels that are attached to the outside.
2. Wash your jar and lid by running them through the dishwasher a few time.
3. Materials you will need are a sheet of scrapbook paper, Elmer’s glue, and scissors.
4. Cut a circle out of the scrapbook paper by placing the lid and cutting a large circle around the lid. (Leave room to cut tabs.)
5. Take the circle of scrapbook paper and cut tabs all around the lid making sure that when folded they will fit under the lid.
Take the jar lid and apply a ample amount of glue to to top.
6. With your circle laying flat turn the jar lid that you applied glue to and place it in the center of the circle, press firmly.
7. Take each tab that you have cut into your circle and apply glue all around to the tip of each tab.
8. Now start folding each tab down the side and inside of the lid.
9. After you have folded all your tabs down then immediately press down the top and around the outside of the lid firmly with your hand.
10.Place the lid back on the jar and screw it carefully down to close. YOUR DONE!!
Special note: Take that jar lid back off until the glue continues to dry or it might glue to the jar. That would be a bummer.
Now have fun with the re-purpose D.I.Y. project the entire family can enjoy.

Photos in this post are property of Kathy Bradshaw, blog owner of Southern Made In The Shade,”Southern State Of Mind.”