The bargain corners of shops hold a treasure trove of items waiting for you to make them your own.
It is amazing how often you can find something really special for a cheap price because there is a dent or a scratch.
People dismiss these pieces but don’t, because if you get them cheap enough with a little upcycle you could have a piece for your home that is just yours.
I knew I had wanted one for Addison’s Birthday, she is at the age where she loves photos and the memories they remind you of.
I could have gone with the traditional photo frame route but I knew she would always want to be changing the photos displayed so a mesh board was the perfect plan.
I found this one in Primark of all places, it was the last one and covered in scratches so I approached the till and asked for a reduction. I ended up snapping this up for £3, such a great price considering the bones of it are perfect.
I knew with a quick spray job it would be even better than new, I decided to go with the Pinty Plus Evolution range for a couple of reasons.
1. The colour choices – I knew I wanted metallic silver as she loves the way metallics look.
2. I wanted a secondary bright colour and the Evolution range has a lot of choices.
3. I wanted kid friendly paint, the Evolution range lasts well and is wipe clean.
I think the end result is fantastic, the previously metal mesh looks like expensive PVC
coated now that it is bright pink and makes a great backdrop for the prints I ordered from LaLa Lab, the Polaroid style just adds something extra.
The Metallic Silver is Addison’s favourite as she loves the way it sparkles and it makes the cheap wooden frame stand out from the walls.
So don’t dismiss those beaten up bargains, or even charity shop finds, nearly every surface can be upcycled with Pinty Plus spray paints, this project took less than 15 minutes from start to finish and it looks a lot more expensive than £3!