Gorgeous Dollar Store Frame Flips!
This is a very easy way to flip dollar store frames!
We found these frames at The Daiso over here in Japan. If you don't have a Daiso in your area, check out The Dollar Tree.
The Dollar tree also has an online shop with a large selection of $1 embossed photo frames. Just go to the site and search "photo frames."
Here's a link: https://www.dollartree.com/search/go?w=photo%20frames
These are the finished frames. It's amazing what paint will do to cheap plastic.
-calcium carbonate (chalk powder) for texture
-black paint for the first coat
-gold paint for the second coat
-black paint for the third rubbed off coat
-green paint for accents
A topcoat is optional. We didn't use one, but it will protect your paintjob
These are the dollar store frames. We found them at The Daiso in two sizes.
The calcium carbonate gives the frames an aged texture. You can leave it out if you don't like that rusty grainy look.
We mixed 1 tablespoon of calcium carbonate with 1 tablespoon of water. After that add black paint until the mixture is dark.
We haven't tried mixing other stuff, but I'm sure there are other options too.
These frames were originally white and vivid pink. After priming them we painted them with the calcium carbonate and black paint mix. We used milk paint, but any paint should work. I'd actually like to try chalk paint next time.
It took two coats to get a good cover.
When the black paint mix is completely dry, paint the frames gold. It only took one coat of gold for a good cover.
When the gold paint is dry, you're going to paint the frames black again and then rub off the black paint with a rag.
Use the green paint to dab on accents.
We also did this same paint job to an old mirror we found.
Here is our staircase picture wall. The best part about these frames is that they're incredibly light weight. We get a lot of earthquakes over here in Japan, so I always worry about what I hang on the wall.
My clocks are all anchored in, but it's hard to do that to every single frame.
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