We needed some color in the entryway. Back in the summer I found 4 identical frames at Goodwill & snatched them up (it's great when you can find multiples of the same thing at a thrift store). They had a light, beachy, driftwood kind of look, which I thought would go well with our home decor. However, I later realized that 2 of the frames had blemishes that didn't come off with a good cleaning or light sanding. So, I stained those 2 frames (the same color as the Remember letters) and then gave all 4 frames a clear coat (so they shine a bit).
Next I had to clean the disgustingly dirty glass panes. I was watching TV while cleaning (probably Gilmore Girls) and ended up breaking one of them with my elbow (I was sure getting into this cleaning thing) and cut my thumb pretty badly (it bled for a long time). Back to Goodwill to find another piece of glass from a $1 frame. I printed 4 pictures from my time in Australia & New Zealand, all with a slight green theme (which is why I call them my "green pictures"...every project has to have a name).
And ta-da! - color for the entryway! I kind of like the "no matte" look. I wanted the pictures to take center stage. (Sorry for the bad lighting . . . there is definitely a lack of natural light in the foyer.)