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.
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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.
I used the Happiness is Homemade transfer from Chalk Couture. If you’re not familiar with Chalk Couture, please read this article that will tell you all about it, but here’s a quick explanation:
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!
What a beautiful idea for the frame. I love the chalk couture image.
Angela at Simply Beautiful By Angela says
That turned out absolutely beautiful! It looks perfect in that spot 🙂
This turned out so lovely. I love how it is a 3 D picture, giving it dimension and texture.
I love how this little upcycling project turned out. And with me, you’ve found another lover of everything upcycling. Thank you for introducing chalk couture to me. I’ve never heard of it bevor. Currently I am having a giant and empty chalk board at home that I DIYed. I’ll try to write on it on my own, but if I fail epicly I’ll give the chalk paste and stencils a go. The flowers are super cute, too! Did you make them yourself?
Jeanie Emmert says
Chalk Couture will be perfect for your giant chalkboard! I didn’t make the flowers, they were purchased. Thanks for pinning!
Oh, and pinning of Course!!
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Very pretty! I’ve been hearing a lot about Chalk Couture so will have to look into it. Visiting from Style Showcase.
Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing at To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Wednesday Link Party. I pinned this!
Hope to have you join again next week!
This is a very lovely project I love the 3D flowers in the jar.
lithographs framing NJ says
Nice frames. I like the design and the simplicity but still really appealing. Great.
I don’t know why I haven’t upcycled my own picture frames yet. i have some that i don’t like they way they look anymore and I think a fresh coat of paint and to stencil something awesome on them would make for a great DIY. Thanks for inspiring me yet again to craft something new out of something old!