Rhinestone Trimmed Paintings

Rhinestone Trimmed Paintings

Published by Expo Trims on May 22nd 2019

I'm such a vintage lover, anything with rhinestone trim and nostaligic appeal will catch my eye. I love unique little pieces to embellish my home and my parties. While doing a little browsing on Etsy one day, I had the good fortune to happen across the loveliest pair of vintage floral paintings from the sixties, and I just had to hit "add to cart". So glad I did, they arrived and were even cuter in person!

I love the pale blue and green backgrounds, and the bold blooms that were hand painted onto the pieces. It occurred to me that these would look lovely in my newly renovated powder room, but they were missing a little something.

Rhinestones, of course! "A little dazzle never hurt nobody", right?

This is a quick and simple DIY project that you can apply to virtually any piece of unframed art that is on a canvas frame with sides. It would also be lovely to try applying the trim directly onto a frame that is not already embellished. 

Measure around the perimeter of the art that you'd like to add trims to, and cut a length of your favorite trim to match. To be honest, this was the hardest part of the process! I debated for a good half hour over whether to use pom pomstasselsfringe, or rhinestones on these beautiful vintage paintings. Finally I decided on a gorgeous gold rhinestone double row trim.

To apply, I just ran a bead of hot glue around the edges of the painting, and applied the trim. I like to work in short sections to ensure that the glue doesn't set too quickly. 

These pretty little paintings will be stunning in my powder room. The rhinestones really add a touch of glam that I adore. Hope you've enjoyed my thrift store flip!