This is one of my favorite projects and most exciting steals! If you've ever tried to find an old frame that is intricately carved, you know they are SUPER EXPENSIVE. So when I came across this empty frame at an antique store in Watertown, TN for $5, I was stoked! You don't ever find them that cheap. It was originally painted an ugly shade of yellow, so I painted over that with black spray paint. Once dry, I sanded the intricately carved parts so that the yellow showed through. I loved the effect! Then I purchased the "live", "laugh", "love" words at Hobby Lobby when they were half off. I thought they looked great in the center of this frame. It really makes a statement in my livingroom.