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From Chippy Drawer Repuposed for Unique Art Frame

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Here's a little story about how a chippy, salvaged drawer got a new life as a frame for a treasured painting...
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I am always trying to think "outside the frame" at my house...
  • from chippy drawer repuposed for unique art frame, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
My Mother-In-Law is a talented water color artist.
She recently gave us one of her original paintings of a cool old building.
It is in the Sponge Docks area of Tarpon Springs, FL.
Have you heard of it?
It's a favorite stop during our annual winter escape.
I wanted to find a fun way to frame this treasured art...
  • from chippy drawer repuposed for unique art frame, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
I happened to have this chippy aqua and white drawer on hand. I bought a pre-cut piece of plexi-glass from the hardware store.
I could have bought a bigger piece and cut it down to fit...but I was being "frugal" and decided make this work instead :)
  • from chippy drawer repuposed for unique art frame, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
I decided a yardstick would be the perfect "fix"...and when we were visiting Florida last week I found the perfect one!
Meant to be?
  • from chippy drawer repuposed for unique art frame, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
YEP :)
  • from chippy drawer repuposed for unique art frame, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
We just cut it to cover and hold the bottom of the picture/plexi-glass. Next we drilled little holes and secured them with upholstery tacks.
  • from chippy drawer repuposed for unique art frame, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
Two more tacks at the top to hold the glass in place.
  • from chippy drawer repuposed for unique art frame, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
This perfectly chippy drawer is kinda "dreamy" don't you think?
  • from chippy drawer repuposed for unique art frame, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
Now I just have to decide where to hang it.
I'm thinking the 3 season porch might be nice...when it warms up it usually feels like Florida out there.

To see more: http://chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/2015/03/from-chippy-drawer-to-art-frame.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Vicki Rogers
    Vicki Rogers Splendora, TX

    @Chipping with Charm, Laurel How clever! And I have some old drawers!

  • Gladys
    Gladys Oconto Falls, WI

    Love your ideas here. Great use of everything!

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