So I had this frame:
I got it as a wedding present (four years ago) and I like the look of it, but I wasn't so wild about the quote. It just seems that where you go and what you do actually do matter, right? I mean, if you go to prison or something like that, it matters. And if I'm going to display a quote in my house, I at least want it to be something I like. And believe. Because of this, I decided instead of half-liking it, just to change the quote! So I took the frame apart (except the glass was superglued in place, and I decided not to fight that battle), and sanded it down and painted it. Because the sanding lightened the words quite a bit, it only took two coats of black paint to cover them all the way.
Then I formatted the replacement quote how I wanted it using Microsoft Word, printed it off, and taped it on the frame (obviously after the black paint dried all the way) where I wanted the words to go.
I just used a normal pen to trace over the letters, making sure to press down enough to leave a little dent-outline in the frame.
|You have to look close, but you can see the faint outline from where I traced the letters from the paper.|
Then I filled in the lines with cream-colored paint using a tiny brush.
Sure, it's not perfect. Some of the letters are a little uneven, and I kind of wish I had spaced the lines of text closer together, instead of having it look double-spaced, and maybe made the font even larger, but hey, I can always repaint it again if I want. Besides, this quote is much more accurate for our lives. It's from A. A. Milne in a Winnie the Pooh book, but it fits us, as Kelly and I have certainly been on an adventure for our married lives thus far. Plus, I can finally check it off my to do list; I've only been meaning to repaint it for four years.
|Sorry for the wonky angle, it was the only way to avoid the superglare from the camera flash.|