Re-purposed Thrift Shop Picture Frame CHRISTMAS TREE


If you are a regular at thrift shops and garage sales, you will inevitably find photo frames, cheap prints in great frames and even empty frames. I always snatch them up for projects, especially larger frames. See how I transform four frames into a Christmas tree for holiday decorating.
These are the frames I used for my project.
First I painted two of my frames with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Amsterdam Green, one in Dutch Boy Chalky Finish Paint in Antiquated White, and one in ASCP in Honfleur. (Brown)
After painting, I wet distressed the frames with a damp terry rag. The one on the left is not distressed yet and the one on the right has been wet distressed.
I attached the frames from the back and added a star. I hung my tree from a door in my living room.
My blog post has full details on how I attached the frames for my Christmas tree.

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Gj livingston
    on Dec 20, 2016

    What size are all the picture frames in the tree made w frames. Replyto livingstonpitt@hotmail.co

    • CJ
      on Dec 25, 2017

      Hi Lollieandray! Of course you can decorate your project any way you want! Have fun and Merry Christmas!
  • Lori
    on Dec 22, 2016

    What is wet distress??

    • Nur31940353
      on Dec 22, 2017

      grea job 0Our immainaton will take us a long way.
      I read; our brai is like a parachute if you are willing to learn open it. If not knowledge will be lost.

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  • Colleen Jackson
    on Jan 18, 2018

    It's very cute. I'd add some chicken wire and mini clips for Christmas cards. Thanks for the inspiration!
  • Sandra Smith
    on Jan 28, 2018

    I love it! Practically FREE! And I love the character of the distressed frames. I have been collecting frames for decades and now I can put them to a wonderful use! Thanks for sharing. Sandra
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