Five Minute Frame

~**~**~ Dollar Store Frame ~**~**~

(Can I get any more unoriginal than that?!)

Call me Captain Obvious, but just in case you still aren’t sure, this frame came from the Dollar Store.


It’s plastic. Srsly. I know! I was as shocked as you.

It’s cheap alright – 2 frames for 99 cents? But don’t try to tell me it looks like thin flimsy plastic. ‘Cause I ain’t listenin’.


I like the detail on it, but the color? Do you think it could scream “I’m from the Dollar Store” any more than it already does?

Yes, it’s getting a make-over. But honestly, I don’t think there are many things in my house that are safe from me and my spray paint.


What is my boy doing in this picture?! But I look good not horrible so it’s stayin’!

Five – minutes – later… (spoken in the “Bueller?… Bueller?… Bueller?…” voice.)

Green! And you know what, plz don’t hate on me, but I’ve already packed my spray paint so I have no clue what this color is called.

BUT, I do know it is NOT spray paint for plastic. AND… I forgot to prime it first with spray paint for plastic… Whoops. My bad.

But like anyone’s even going to be touching it, so if I am really careful with it I think it will be a-okay.


And now I’m sending subliminal messages to read my blog. Do you like my very subliminal HoH plug here?

Kinda trippy. You are reading House of Hepworths while reading House of Hepworths. Like, Whoa.

And just to reiterate, my HoH Rules to Live By:
1. Buy crap
2. Spray paint it


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  1. Such a great idea! Nothing is safe from me at the dollar store now!! And i love the color you chose, what’s it called?? …just kiddin’ 😆

  2. Cute! And I’d kill for your computer.

  3. Looks perfect! I love your rules to live by — haha!

  4. I looks great green! I spray paint anything that will stand still too:)

  5. I’m so jealous you have an Imac. We need one. Bad. It’s on the wish list. Oh yea, the frame is cool too. 🙂

  6. 😛 Love it and you computer! Heck I just love your blog!

  7. Spray paint R-U-L-E-S!!!!! So simple, easy and C-H-E-A-P!! Oh and I say the less work the better, so skipping the primer, etc. is A-ok!

  8. Hahahaha, thanks for my daily dose of funny! 🙂 Sometimes not using primer works… othertimes… not so much. Haha, I tried to get away with no primer on this plastic aquarium coral decor – 7 coats later I realized I probably just spray some primer on it, already! 🙂

    Your frames came out super-cute! And I love the shameless HOH plug. 🙂


  9. The green looks fantastic!I found those same frames at our dollar store only mine are gold.{which screams dollar store even more!} So I painted mine white and distressed them a little bit. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Charlene Austin says:

    That is ADORABLE. And it’s my favorite colour!!! In fact my new kitchen island is being painted a close green to that. I just approved the sample today!!!! So now I need to go find me some stuff to paint. I love your HoH rules….I’ve bought 2 cans of spray but I’m such a newbie that I haven’t had the guts to actually alter anything yet. How ridiculous is that?!!

  11. I’d be willing to bet money that’s Rustoleum Apple Green…it looks like the color that’s all over my house! That really perked up that frame. Let me see if my Dollar Tree has these babies…

  12. You are my kind of gal. Cheap & easy. lol. And no, I am not hitting on you. lol. The frame turned out cute.

  13. You’re so funny! I love it!! I love the detail!! So cute!

  14. LOL!!
    that’s all i have to say about that!

  15. SOOOO cute~! Apple green is my favorite right now! Great find! 🙂

  16. I’m a dollar store addict, and I can’t seem to go to Home Depot without picking up a can (or 2) of spray paint – I can totally relate! 🙂 ~Sam

  17. Love that green!

  18. Nice find!! Love the after!! :mrgreen:

  19. You’re so funny! You always make me smile. I like the green color but I love your computer more;-)

    I have been out of town so I am catching up on my blog reading. Sorry for all the late comments you are going to get.

  20. 😆 😆 😆 I will…I promise!!

  21. Wow! After reading your blog I had this desire to read it again??? 😯 Could it be subliminal? LOL I love that color of green and I think spray paint can fix up just about anything!

  22. Everything is better spray painted! Love the color!!

  23. Love that color! That really brightens things up. Spray paint is the best. Good Job.

  24. What a GREAT dollar tree find! The green looks GREAT!! (=

  25. Very cute! Funny the things we used to pass by that are now victims of our spray painting. 😀

  26. Did I know you had a mac???!!Aren’t you thrilled with it??!

  27. Super Cute Blog – just found you!

  28. Already hooked on your blog!

  29. oops! sorry I got comment happy!
    Super duper cute!

  30. Kelli@bloomingfreckles says:

    HI! Love your blog, and I, too LOVE me some spray paint!!! I will now be going to the dollar store looking for cute frames to make over! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  31. Ooooh, fancy! A great splash of color! Link it up to Mad Skills Monday!

  32. Cute! Love the green.

  33. It may have started out as “crap”, but it didn’t end up looking like “crap”. I had to laugh out loud when I read your philosophy (and your subliminal message)!

  34. I am new to your blog and I love it. I will leave comments from now on.

  35. I need to know the exact dollar store…because this style is exactly what I need!! Please do tell!

  36. Recently got on a spray paint kick too! Bought a $4.00 cheapie “Friends” frame from the dollar store and spray painted as a little gift – teal blue. Super cute and looks so much more expensive. FUN!

  37. Love the frame and the color. Hubs and I think your rules to live by are great!

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