I’m so excited to bring you this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! I’ve teamed up with 20 other bloggers for this thrift store blog hop. The rules were simple–take an item(s) from a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. and transform it into a new piece of home decor. There was no budget, or theme to stick to so we were free to let our creativity run wild! Scroll down and see all the amazing DIY projects! My project this month is painted frames.
Today I’m sharing some painted frames that I found back in March on a thrift store trip. I first showed them to you in this thrift store haul video. I think I paid $1.99 for each of them. I really liked the detail but the gold didn’t really fit my style. So when our neighbor at Junk Bonanza San Diego, Paint and Paddles, gave me some samples I thought I’d try them out on these frames.
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Supplies for Painted Frames
- old frames with some detail
- 2 colors of paint – I used my samples from Paint and Paddles.
- paint brushes
First, I covered the frames with two coats of the creamy off white paint. After it dried I used a VERY little bit of gray on a dry brush and just went over the high points.
I got a few spots too dark so I just dry brushed the white again over the gray.
These didn’t get a finish coat since they’ll be hanging on the wall and won’t get any wear.
I’m hoping by the next time I find frames like this I’ll have my video studio set up better so I can actually show you how I dry brushed them.
If you enjoyed these painted frames, you might also like these:
- DIY Chicken Wire Frames
- Frames to DIY Jewelry Display
- Repurpose a Thrift Store Frame to a Chalkboard
- 10 Ways to Display Bedroom Frames
- Gray Chalk Paint Jewelry Cabinet with Pink Interior
‘Til the next project,