I cut the molding to make a square around my pictures and painted the inside of the square a lighter shade of the wall.
Ugh. I hated it. So I left it alone for a week, before calling in an expert. I e-mailed these pictures to Rebecca from Older and Wisor and asked how to fix it. She is the queen of DIY molding, framing, painting, in the midst of raising 5 kids. Go check out her site.... you'll be impressed at all of her before and after pictures!
She told me to make the frame and inside both a creamy white color. I love it when people tell me what to do. Well....when I ask for it, I guess... and depending on who you are...and if you have a good track record. I love it on my own terms, I guess. She also said to get something for the back of the toilet tank, to extend the eye up past that blank space.
I found a basket from my wedding, 9 years ago. See?? Never throw anything away! The basket was bright yellow so I dabbed some tan paint on it while holding the baby.
Multi-tasking is a necessity.
This cost me: $0 to make a few changes. I'm happy.