Updating Dollar Store Frames With Paint


See how to update Cheap Picture Frames using a simple paint technique and make a Dollar Store Valentine’s Day craft with a FREE printable.
Would you pass by these little clothes pin frames? I couldn't!
I stumbled across these ADORABLE little clothespin picture frames at the Dollar Store the other day. I instantly fell in love with everything but the paint color (brown... ugh!!!). So I whipped up a quick Dollar Store craft to display some new Valentine’s Day printables that I designed for my blog readers!
I quickly updated these picture frames with chalk paint. Not counting dry time between coats, I think I spent maybe a total of 10 minutes on this project.
First, was a thin layer of light blue chalk paint. Be sure to let the first coat dry completely before moving on.
Then, using a dry brush technique, add a very thin layer of white chalk paint.
Not sure what I mean by dry brush? Dip the brush in paint and then tap off excess on another surface (like a paper towel). The idea is to paint the white, while letting the light blue poke through.
If you want to replicate this look, here are the exact paint colors that I used:
You can buy (affiliate link) this exact blue paint here and the white paint here.
I used my new frames to display a set of Valentine's Day printables.
Follow the link below to download the printable for yourself... They're free to download on my blog!

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  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    on Jun 9, 2017

    I love these! will definitely makes these
  • Ms Tracey
    Ms Tracey
    on Jun 17, 2020

     I have a box of wood picture frames of different colors with no glass.

    Thanks for the GREAT idea!

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