Life Love Larson: DIY Gold Corner Frames


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

DIY Gold Corner Frames

I saw this tutorial a few months back and knew I wanted to try and spruce up some plain brown frames I have hanging on a small wall next to our butler’s pantry.  This particular tutorial used spray painted painters tape, but I decided to just put the “gold” right on the frame.  These frames aren’t anything that exciting or expensive, so I just went for it, and I love the result.  These photos of the kids are a few years old but something is keeping me from updating them (denial that they are getting older!), so they will stay as is for now. 
gold corner frame 6
For this quick project, I used Rub n’ Buff (one of my favorite products) and Frog tape.
gold corner frame 3
I measured 3” from each corner and made small pencil marks where I would place the tape.  No leveling here, just eyeballed it.
gold corner frame 2
After you have it taped off, start applying your “gold”.  I used both my finger and a small paint brush to apply the R n’ B.
gold corner frame 4
Once your gold has dried, simply peel off the tape and admire your new frames!
gold corner frame 5
Here is a comparison of the frames before and after.
gold corner frame 1
Such a quick and easy update.  It’s all in the details for me!
gold corner frame 7


  1. I LOVE the way these turned out! I'm so into gold right now, but I've never tried Rub 'n Buff...gonna have to give it a go. Thx for sharing!

    1. If you are gold obsessed like me, nothing is safe from R n' B! Hope you like it, and a little goes a long way.

    2. Just wanted to stop by again to say you're my craft of the week:

  2. LOVE! This is such a great way to upgrade an simple frame. Great idea!
    I'm visiting you today from Lil Luna. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

  3. What a great way to spruce up plain frames! I love this idea! The frames look great!

  4. I am going to have to try this Rub 'n Buff! I've seen a couple projects done with it lately and it always looks so cool! What a beautiful way to show off your cute kiddos! I popped over from House of Hepworths--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)