DIY | Repurposing Old Wood Frames

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What up my peeps!  Today I thought I’d show you this super easy, super fun way to re-purpose some old wood frames you may have laying around the house.   Giving them a new look will make them feel like new frames!

It’s super easy and I think it came out cute!  I’m happy with it and so is my hubby!  Let’s get started..

What you’ll need are:

  • 3 old frames (either from you stash or flea market)
  • wool pad
  • spray paint (your color choice)
  • print out of your favorite sayings, quotes or important dates (like wedding or birthdays)

Other tools needed are 3M picture hanging strips or if your frames are heavy hook shaped picture hangers of your choice (these are smiliar to ones we used).

This is what the old frames looked like before…

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Not bad but I had them for about 10 years and was getting tired of looking at them.  We bought them on sale back then and pretty much just added a pic of our baby girl and hung them on the wall and called it a night.  Fast forward to today and I am ready to give them a bit of an update.

The first thing I did was grab my husbands wool pad and lightly sanded the frame, just to remove the varnish sheen it had.  This will help the spray stick.  You can’t see in the pictures but these were shinny frames.

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We had a black matte spray paint, which is exactly what we needed and quickly gave it two coats.  Making sure to allow enough drying time between the coats.

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While the frames were drying, I went on my computer and using Microsoft Word, I quickly typed out three phrases, making sure they were centered to the page and printed them out.  I gave the glass from the frame a quick cleaning and when all was dry, I put everything together.

Here are what my frames say: Our Wedding Song, Our Wedding Date, and a cute quote I found online.  And that’s it.

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Total cost for us was ZERO Dollars!  We had everything we needed and I think it came out lovely.  What I love about the frames are that each frame was a different style but by painting them all the same color, they look like they kind of match.  Without being too matchy!

I’m thinking of having a master bedroom tour.  If your interested let me know in the comments section.  I’ll start working on the rest of the room organization.  Who knows, Maybe I’ll post it on YouTube in the near future.

Until soon!

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