I had purchased these vintage wine plaques/frames a while back. There certainly wasn't anything wrong with them, but they were really dark and the store only had two different types. I needed six of something, at least that was my vision.
They aren't true frames, as they don't have glass or come apart in any way.
I gave the black and gold frames a super quick paint job with a semi-gloss white paint. I didn't sand and I wasn't worried about the old colour coming through as I thought it would give them some character.
I placed a 12 x 12 scrapbook paper in each frame with spray adhesive. You could do an epoxy spray after on the paper to make them a bit more durable but I left it as is. I wanted to keep it as simple and cheap as possible.
plaques/frames - $1.99 each
paint - left overs from shelf product
scrapbook paper - .75 cents each
Total for this project - $16.44
No splurge items on this project. Yeah!