So, I have been DIY-ing a lot this past little while and I thought I would share my latest creations with you! Have you ever perused through any home decor store (personally I loveee HomeSense) and found yourself face-to-face with something that would be perfect for your home but just a little over budget? For me, this is always picture frames. I love the distressed, rustic looking ones that are so popular right now. And I always want so many of them, that’s it’s hard to justify spending that much!
There I was in the picture frame aisle of HomeSense, inwardly debating with myself. Should I spend $30 on each of the five frames I want? Do I even need any of them?? But they will look so perfect with all those prints and photos I’ve been meaning to frame and put up on the walls…
And then I had an idea! I thought to myself, you could totally make these! And so, I went for it. And I’m soo glad I did. Here’s how you can make pretty frames too!
First off, I brainstormed ways to collect really inexpensive photo frames. With the weather finally nice, I went to a few garage sales and managed to pick up at least ten small frames for about fifty cents to a dollar each. It’s amazing how many people get rid of old frames! I also went to a few local thrift shops and picked up a few more. As long as the glass was intact and the backs closed properly, they were just what I wanted! I also made sure to pick up frames made of mostly wood for the best finished look.
Taking out the glass, I coated the frame with a layer of acrylic paint. I used whites, blues and pinks but you can paint them any colour you’re feeling or whatever matches your decor. Once dry, with a sheet of sandpaper, I sanded all the edges. You can sand the surface as much as you like, to show as much wood or paint as you wish. I recommend doing this part outside if you can, as it does get pretty dusty.
Then, I cleaned the glass, added a cute print or photo and voila! A trendy frame for less than a dollar. It really is that easy!
I would loveee to see the creations you come up with. Feel free to tag me on your Instagram with your awesome frame. Mine are also available. Message me for details!