It's The 3rd Boring to Better Party!!


Welcome to the third (newly renamed) Boring to Better linky party. I am amazed at how many of you have taken the time to link up your wonderful transformations. I am getting way too many ideas, but that's a good thing. 

I have taken an ugly gold toned frame and repainted and glazed it to make it ever so much better.

This is the best before picture I could find since I didn't take a new one. Oops.

Here is the after.

Let's take a closer look.

I used a Sherwin Williams color called Silvermist. It is a blue with gray undertones. Same color that I used on my sofa table makeover here.

Then I used my trusty Valspar Translucent glaze in mocha. 

Such an improvement and so glad to see the gold toned frame gone.

Now let's see what you got!

This is a party, but we must have some guidelines:

1. Please only link up your post and not your whole blog.
2. Include a link or button (on my sidebar) in your post back to my blog.
3. Try to visit some of the other participants and maybe find some new friends.
4. It can be an old or new post.
5. Would love for you to become a follower through google friend connect on my sidebar if you haven't already.
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Y'all come back now,



  1. Nicely done, Kim. You are truly the Queen of paint makeover....Christine

  2. Kim,
    That looks fantastic. love the silver mist with the glaze. I will have to put that in my file to shop for. Something needs some paint around here I'm sure. It is a really pretty finish. Thanks for hosting.

  3. I need to do this with some of my gold frames. This looks fabulous, Kim.

    I found a couple of before photos of the bedroom and added them to the post, so it will fit the B&A idea.;-)

  4. Hi Kim! I love your new frame color! That paint color with the glaze is so pretty! Thanks for hosting! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  5. Hi Kim...that frame is perfect color now! Thanks for hosting your awesome party. I am done now til after company leaves...but I wanted to get in on the party.

  6. I like this color, Kim. It seems to have just a glint of blue in it. I wish I could paint worth a darn. But I guess I'll just decoupage everything that is standing still till I get up more nerve!

  7. Love the frame Kim! Well...I love the print too!! I linked up my living room wall unit to your party. Thanks for hosting!

  8. Thanks so much for hosting a party! And the frame looks great!


  9. What a great change for such a small item..big difference! ;D

  10. The frame is gorgeous Kim.

    Thank you for hosting the fun linky party. I know it takes time and we all appreciate you.

    Happy week! ~Melissa :)

  11. Great idea! Love that pillow on the chair too. We need a closer look at that! :)

  12. I am so enjoying these parties! As soon as I figure out the link thing i will attend. I have been having problems adding links on my own post.

  13. As always Kim, your paint brush has transformed something into a treasure! The frame looks beautiful! Thanks for hosting. laurie

  14. Kim, Great job on the frame. I've been trying to update my frames with paint too. Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs, Sherry

  15. Frame looks great, Kim. I HAVE to find someone here that carries Valspar! We used to have it in the old lumberyard but I'm not sure who has it now. I am going to get some of that glaze- FOR SURE! Glad the party is going so well for you! Hugs-Diana

  16. That frame looks awesome. You're inspiring me to buy the picture at Big Lots with the ugly frame and change it. I kept thinking, nice picture, but ugly frame. Here's the solution! Thanks for hosting.

  17. Very nice before and after! Honestly your room looks beautiful both ways!! Great taste and great job!

  18. Kim,
    Looks great! I have a few gold frames that I haven't used because they are gold. Going to have to get out the glaze!!
    Thanks again for hosting a great party :)

  19. What a great project...something we could all learn to do! Love the linkys...such fun to read new blogs! Hugs! ♥

  20. That silvermist with the Valspar glaze is so pretty!! Looks so good in your room.

  21. That frame looks fabulous now! I didn't get anything made over this week....hopefully I can join next week.

  22. There you go with the paint again! I'm in awe! I'm also looking forward to checking out the party! Thanks Kim!

  23. Love your makeover...looks great.
    Thanks so much for hosting this fun thingy. Love it...:)

  24. The frame looks wonderful. It really is better. Love your room. Hugs, Marty

  25. Small change but big difference! The frame looks much better now.

  26. Everything looks lovely.

  27. I am glad you shared the glaze to use! It looks awesome! I need to get some projects going with these cool paint techniques!
    I have been very busy with this little booth! I hope you and your sister consider it in Jan! You will do GREAT at it and I know it will be a huge success! Why do I think you are in or near Atlanta?? I am in a small town, so still very apprehensive about it all...but it has been so much fun! Thanks for your sweet comments! Linked again to your party! BTW....SO excited you are having this party each week! I love the parties! Christie

  28. Turned out great, Kim~ the paint makes a great difference!

  29. Hi Kim-

    It party time - what fun. I do think you are a "pro" when it comes to re-doing furniture - everything you do looks fabulously chic when you are done with it.
    My best- Diane

  30. Kim.. thats fantastic.. Ive not made anything boring to pretty.. I'm been rather boring myself.. :-)

    I'm off to check some links and be inspired!!

  31. Hi, Kim! There's not any boring and/or before in my post but I'm hoping it inspires!
    Thanks for hosting! I like the new name!

  32. Your ideas are always so inspiring! I am a newbee blogger and have become your follower and linked to your party. I just didn't have the heart to take my vignette apart for a before picture, so if I don't meet the criteria, just delete me. Will try to do better next time. Thanks for being such a gracious hostess!

  33. Another magic job with paint, it looks great. I shudder to think of all of my gold frames in my upstairs hall ~ maybe someday!
    Thanks for hosting the party ~ so fun to see everyones projects.

  34. Beautiful change - seems to accent the art so much better.


  35. Love it, Kim! Love how it pops off of your wall, too. You must've been born with a paint brush in your hand! Thanks for hosting such a great gathering, full of fun re-do's ... and for letting me crash it with a little ol' Christmas tree for which I do not have a "before" picture. Oops. Have a great day, Becca

  36. Kim, I am having so much fun visiting all the creatve boring to better! I love what you did with your picture frame. I have a couple that I need to redo too!
    xo Yvonne

  37. Just got our power back on this a.m. so won't be joining this week but I sure enjoy looking at all the fabulous linkys

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  39. Hi Kim,
    The frame looks so much better in shabby! I love the glaze over the top- I really need to try that sometime. I am joining in with an older post this week-It's been busy and I haven't gotten any new projects redone and blogged about it... but I don't want to miss your party!! :) Thanks for hosting!

  40. The frame turned out great! Thanks for hosting such a fun linky party.

    Emjoy your day.

  41. Love the new look of the frame, Kim! Have to say I'm in deep crush with your dresser and the frenchy table!

    I have the same pine table/desk and seriously want to tranform it to look frency like yours!

    Thanks for hosting and stopping by and voting!



  42. Simple yet very noticeable and elegant change.... I checked your lampshade many times and I think how little little things changed the complete effect... And yes the change of vase is also create a totally different look... Nice to visit your this post...
    I would love if you please have a cup of tea with some crispy cookies with me at

  43. Hey Kim,
    Congrates on your 3rd party, I am so excited to have something to share this week...I hope you will have time to pop over and visit as this is a pretty special one for us.

    I LOVE what you did with the frame...Huge improvement and I really like the color, wish we had a SW close by, their colors are fantastic.


  44. Hi Kim,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments! Great idea and name for a linky party.....right up my alley! I'm definitely going to add this to my list of party's.
    Your frame makeover looks fantastic! It's nice to give new life to an outdated object.
    I'm signing on to follow to join the other 1152 people who enjoy your blog :)

  45. Hi Kim.

    This is my first time to join your link party. I added your button to my sidebar with a direct link back to your blog. I hope this is sufficient. Thanks for hosting. Diane

  46. Do you ever sleep? I don't know how you get so much done...I'm like a hamster in a wheel!

  47. So glad to see how successful your party is! It is a great hit and I will link up tomorrow, terrible party goer, sorry:)

  48. Meant to comment the other day when I linked looks beautiful! I'm a fan of this color as well...and it's perfect for your art! -shaunna :)