DIY Project. Upcycle Your Old Frame Into Trendy Bookshelf.

5 Materials
$100
24 Hours
Medium
I had this project in my mind for a few months but I couldn’t find good frame anywhere. I was visiting my local second-hand store almost every day… I didn’t want to spend a lot of money for a new frame so used one was the best option for me. And one day I found what I was looking for 😊
Step 1 - Gold color was wonderful but didn’t match my space so I decided to change it to silver. I put two coats of Annie Sloan Graphite chalk paint.
Step 2 – I put silver Pebeo gilding wax on my frame. I start with a little amount of it as it is very efficient.
Step 3 – I polished it with 600 grit sand paper. Thanks to this you can see wood structure on my frame.
Step 4 – My husband (handy man) build a shelf. He used for it melamine boards from Home Depot.
Step 5 - We glued frame to shelf using “No More Nails” glue from Home Depot
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  • Joy Bennett Joy Bennett on Jan 21, 2018
    looks great. How did you mount it to the wall? And is it just open on the sides?

  • Sherry Sherry on Jan 21, 2018
    Confused. Is the shelf (bookcase) sticking out from the wall or is it built into the wall?

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  • Frances Frances on Jan 04, 2019

    It loooks as though the shelf sits inside the wall which to me would look even better! Not saying it’s not nice,,, it’s gorgeous and a lovely piece!

  • Janice Janice on May 10, 2020

    Love the colors. Great use of a frame. Gave me some ideas on what to do with my Shadow box.


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