How to Make DIY Frames

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2 Hours

Hi Hometalk! Last time, I've shared the first part of how I repurposed chair parts, specifically the chair legs into a DIY Wooden Candle Holder. Today, I will be sharing how I upcycled the back part of the chair into DIY Frames!

I hope you'll enjoy this easy DIY makeover and will give you an idea of what to do if you have any unwanted/old chairs in your storage room.

These are the chairs that I dismantled.

And now these are the chair backs that I'll be using for the DIY Frame.

I started by cleaning the chair backs. You can use TSP or Vinegar/Water mixture.

The upholstery was easy to remove but there were a lot of nails left and just to be safe before going to our next step, I removed the nails with pliers. This part was the most exhausting part of the project.

After removing the nails, I used a wood filler to fill all the holes.

I used my compound miter saw to cut the frame to size. I know it's a bit of a stretch to use this to cut and remove the dowels. icon But you can definitely use a hand saw and it would work just as fine.

I sanded the frames to be ready for priming and painting. I used a primer/sealer it would prevent any bleedthrough and even the old odor of the piece.

Then the frames were painted, I used a soft white with a slight gray undertone mineral paint and then I followed it up by painting the top details with a smooth beige.

And for the last part, I drilled holes for each of the frames for hanging.

Here's the finished product! I used botanical prints and cut them to size and attached them to the back. I am really stunned how a little paint can do! Very easy makeover(except the nails removal)

Here's another look at the before and after Salvaged Chairs into DIY Frames. Feel free to ask questions and give suggestions! It's always a pleasure to hear from you guys! Have a great day!

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