3 Ways to Upcycle Old Frames

Lynn Lilly
by Lynn Lilly
I don't know about you but I have a ton of old frames laying around, in boxes and collecting dust. Just like home decor frames go out of style but never fear I have a few inspirational projects that will turn those out of date frames into stylish home decor!
Shabby Chic Chalkboard Welcome Sign
Using Waverly White Chalk Paint, paint the frame. While it is still wet use a baby white to light remove paint in the areas you want to look distressed. Let the first coat dry and repeat with a second coat and the paint removal process with a baby wipe. 
Once the paint is completely dry, apply a coat of Waverly Clear Wax with a dry brush. Immediately remove excess wax using a clean cloth. Allow 24 hours to dry. Buff surface with a smooth clean cloth. 

Spray paint the glass using chalkboard board spray paint and allow it to dry for 1 hour before writing on it!
Multi-Tier Dessert TrayI used three frames, scrapbook paper and old candlesticks to create this multi-dimensional dessert tray. To achieve the moss look we used Folk Art Finishes in Moss.

We also recommend using E6000 or super glue to attach the frames and the candle sticks.  
Mail Holder

Take a wooden frame and attach chicken wire to the back of the frame using a staple gun!

Visit the blog post on my site to find 2 more creative ways to use frames!

Save the date for National DIY Day on April 2, 2107. We have lots of crafty fun planned!
Lynn Lilly
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Pam Pam on Mar 23, 2017
    absolutely adorable Question can u do the "Welcome to our Home" for the front door?? Or outside??

  • Rambie Rambie on Apr 15, 2017
    Very cute & clever ideas! We are redoing our living room slowly but surely and you have given me some cute ideas , for that I thank you very much :)