Picture Frame Makeover

I’m so excited for another month of the thrift store decor upcycle challenge. I joined this amazing group last year and had fun making over so many things… last month it was a light wall sconce. I was amazed at all of the brilliant upcycle ideas all of the other ladies came up with and I can’t wait to see their projects this month.

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • 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

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles   Kim | Made in a Day 
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Lindsay | Crazy Organized   Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay   Sue | A Purdy Little House   Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Kim | Farmhouse Made   Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Megan | C’mon Get Crafty   Denise | My Thrifty House   Toni | Small Home Soul

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I don’t know what I have with picture frames but it seems I attract them. I have lots of them at home but keep finding more and who can say no to a picture frame?

I got some from my mother in law house, and turn them into some romantic pictures for our bedroom. Then some time ago I found a second-hand shop with so many cool things I ended up buying more than I had planned. The guy was very nice and he gave me this picture frame for free. Anything free makes me happy!

I wanted to make a gift for a friend and I thought that something for her son would be nice.

I removed everything and painted the frame with an aqua color. I kept the white passe-partout and glass for another project. While it dried I took some styrofoam I had and traced the letter J which is the initial of his name.

Then I looked for some scrapbook paper and found this yellow-ish color which would contrast with the aqua. I used Elmer’s glue to glue the paper on the styrofoam.

The last thing was to write the kid’s name -Jan- and print it over the scrapbook paper. The font I used is H&B Sketch.

Finally, I glued the letter and it ended up looking like this. She told me he liked it, and I like it as well!

And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!

Thanks for stopping by!

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    • Pili says:

      I think the same, every time they look at it they will know someone was making it with love especially for them

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