Everyone loves a good upcycle project, am I right? I know I do. Especially ones that have humble thrift store beginnings. Like this Thrift Store Picture Frame Upcycle that I’m sharing today.
I found a wooden picture frame at my local Goodwill Store for .99 and gave it a whole new look with some milk paint. I also used Chalk Couture on the glass to make it a pretty, framed piece of chalked art for my kitchen. I love how it turned out. I’ll show you how I did it. But first let me explain this challenge and how you can join:
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Jennifer | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Marie | The Inspiration Vault
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 – Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Habiba | Craftify My Love – Ali | Home Crafts By Ali
Jeanie | Create and Babble
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This was such an easy makeover. I started with a plain, boring frame that only came with the glass and cardboard backing. There was no picture or print inside. I guess that’s why it was only .99. Which was fine – I was only interested in the frame and the glass. It took a few coats of milk paint to cover the shiny gold. While the paint was drying, I got to work on the glass.
Chalk Couture is DIY chalk art for the artistically challenged. By using specially formulated, non-toxic chalk paste, and revolutionary reusable, adhesive silkscreen transfers, anyone is able to produce perfect images every time! It’s perfect for children, anyone like me with unsteady hands, craftaholics, or anyone who thinks they “can’t,” or “aren’t crafty”, Chalk Couture is the perfect product for perfect DIY home decor! And I love it! To see lots of demos and project ideas using Chalk Couture, please join my Facebook page. I’d love to see you there!
After the chalk paste was dry, I started playing around with the placement of the flowers. Once I decided where I wanted the flowers, I hot glued them in place.
Then it was time to get the frame and put it all together. And get it up on my kitchen wall between the two shuttered windows. I love how it looks!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!