My husband and I helped my mother in law getting rid of lots of stuff from her home last summer. I think she was kind of picture fan because she had the walls full of them, do you remember those I transformed into my romantic pictures?
I still have a lot waiting for some inspiration in my basement, but I came across this one and suddenly an idea crossed my mind.
I remembered taking a picture of it once I had drilled the sides and removed some black paint, but you can see how it was before.
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Materials you will need if you want to repurpose a picture frame into a tray
· Old picture frame (or a new one, that’s up to you. I prefer to upcycle and use what I have on hand)
· Damask paper. I found mine at the Dollar Store but you can have a look at some pretty damask papers here too.
So the process was really simple, I took it all apart and applied one coat of DIY chalk paint both on glass and frame, and let it dry.
I did this because I was planning to some some silver spray paint and the chalk paint would work as a primer.
Once the picture frame was dry I sprayed silver the frame and let it dry again.
While waiting (if you like waiting raise your hands… Ok, I can’t see any hand so we’re good) I took a plastic container I mixed some water and white glue, ratio about 1:1, and brushed the painted glass with it.
Then I took a cute damask gift paper I bought some time ago for no reason, just because I saw it and I thought I would use it someday, and started to glue it on the glass.
I carefully removed any air bubbles while gluing it, and trimmed the borders. Guess what… let it dry!!
It’s so hard to be a DIY-er, you have to wait for the things to dry!! Maybe that’s why I always handle about 3-4 different things at a time, no need to wait 😉
When the frame was ready, I just added some cabinet pulls I had which were silver as well. To finish, I put everything together and gave it some spray varnish to protect.
Here it is in all its glory. I need to apologize for the bad quality of the picture but I did it long before I had the blog and had no idea about photography.
What do you think, isn’t it much better? And I’m really happy I gave that ugly picture a whole new life.
Have you ever repurposed a picture frame? If so, I’d love to know what you did, just leave me a comment below.
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