Upcycled Frame

#DIY Upcycled Frame using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint with LiveLaughRowe.com #tutorial Question: Where do you find your inspiration?  Magazines, Blogs, Stores, Friends?

Well, this project was inspired by my bloggy friend Jaime at Crafty Scrappy Happy!  Amongst her decor pics from last fall, I spotted an old frame with old book pages as the artwork.  I {loved} it! At first I thought I would keep an eye out for an old frame… but the good Lord knew how long that might take.  I decided to visit “the basement” and started rummaging through the mountain of items we’ve been accumulating to donate to Goodwill.  I happened to stumble upon this frame (pictured below).

Aaand, my wheels started turning!  This frame could be my upcycle — and save me some money! Actually, this was one of my sisters old picture frames, so that meant this frame was zero dollars.  Woot!   Sooo, I headed out to the garage and within 45 minutes to an hour (due to some drying time), I had a fabulous piece ready for use.  Let’s take a look at what I did to create my upcycled frame. Ready?

I started by sanding down some of the finish with a sander.
My goal was to get it looking older, worn down.  Messy and Dusty?  Yep {smile}.
I also gave a few bangs of the hammer and the claw side to add some character.

I gave a quick coat or two of Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Definitely not looking for any form of perfection.  She’s looking great already, right?

I then used Graphite in Annie Sloan paint with a little water to add some texture.
Sanded here and there.  Added a little more paint.  Sanded some more.

To finish this project up, I lined the inside of the frame with pages of an old book.
I used double sided tape to keep them in place.  Voila!

And a perfect piece of upcycled decor is born!  I {love} it and so does the hubs.
I think it added a perfect touch to my Dining Room.
I’m desperately trying to take the ‘new’ out of our home, slowly but surely.
#DIY Upcycled Frame using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint with LiveLaughRowe.com #tutorial

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  1. says

    This turned out so gorgeous Kelly!! I love the colour you chose and the pages inside the frame is such a unique idea!
    P.S I get ideas from everywhere including magazines and fabulous blogs like yours:)

  2. says

    I LOVE that Kelly!! See I need you to come help me with my family room! – probably will have to wait until after the holidays at this rate

    • says

      Thanks so much, Cheryl! I’ll gladly come out and help :) We always have a good time… After the holidays sounds like a plan. Let me know. HUGS!!

    • says

      Woot Woot! You’ll love the AS chalk paint…it’s kind of addictive. Thanks so much for loving on my project, Kellie. HUGS!!!

    • says

      Thanks, ladies! I couldn’t agree more on finding treasures in your own basement :) Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week. Hugs.

    • says

      Thanks so much, Debbie! I always love hearing when readers are inspired… Be sure to let me know how yours turn out. Have an incredible week. HUGS!

  3. Michelle says

    I love this! it is unique, creative and was inexpensive to make!
    Def a conversation piece!

  4. says

    Love it! I love the “simple,” projects that turn out to be amazing works that you can proudly use in your home! Brilliant use of an old frame!

    • says

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for loving on my project…. I love the simple, yet wow pieces. Have a great week. Hugs.

    • says

      Awww. Thanks so much, Amy. DIY projects are a blast and so rewarding :) Ones mans junk is another mans treasure; however, we see treasures in just about anything. Ha!


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