EASY CLEARANCE PICTURE FRAME MAKEOVER
I love browsing the clearance aisles. Idk what it is about a good buy but it sure does give this momma a feeling of accomplishment lol! Even if what I find isn’t exactly what I’m looking for it’s usually affordable enough to buy it up and give it a little makeover.
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Like these cute floating cubby shelves I picked up at Big Lots. They were nothing close to the color I wanted but the bones were good. With a little paint, my Cricut and some vinyl those boy themed shelves took little effort to transform into boho floating shelves for my girl’s bedroom.
When I found this almost outdated looking frame at Hobby Lobby for $5.49 I wasn’t loving the look it had BUT again, it had good bones so I bought it.
CLEARANCE FIND HOBBY LOBBY PICTURE FRAME MAKEOVER
Here’s what the frame looked like when I bought it. I mean, it’s cute because I actually really do love that old lady old fashioned style. But I bought this to put in my girl’s hallway/lounge area and this would totally clash as is.
I couldn’t believe this frame was $22! And this is why I love strolling the aisles of the craft stores.
This was such an easy craft!
Here’s what I used
clearance picture frame
pink paint (I found mine at my local home improvement store and bought a sample)
hinge clips (I picked mine up from the dollar tree but these are similar)
1.PAINT THE FRAME
The first thing I did was paint the frame. I wasn’t totally sold on painting over the florals at this point so I wanted to paint the frame first to see how it looked.
I used a paint sample of Valspar pink paint that I found at my local home improvement store. It’s more of a peachy pink color, super soft but not too girly.
I started painting and realized I forgot to tape off my edges which is why you can see the pink paint along the edges of the frame while I’m taping it off with my wide painters tape.
I used a dry 1” paint brush (is my FAVORITE CRAFTY PAINTBRUSH to use) and painted a thin layer of pink paint all over the front and sides of the frame.
I didn’t worry about painting inside the cutouts and I painted lightly so that the dark on the frame would show through in some spots.
Once the first coat of paint was dry I painted a second coat on my frame.
2. PAINT THE INSIDE
After the frame was all dry and the painters tape taken off I removed the little good vibes only decal using my xacto knife. It actually came off pretty easily. I wasn’t sure if I was going to keep it so I set it aside instead of tossing it in the trash.
I used chalk paint, the color sheepskin, to paint the frame. I would have preferred white but I didn’t have that on hand so I made do with what I had in my craft room. Sheep skin chalk paint it was!
I painted on a super thin layer, just enough to still be able to see the floral print through the paint.
After that was dry I paint a second layer of the chalk paint. I used my handy heat gun to help the paint dry a little faster.
3. ADD THE ACCENT & PICTURE CLIP
Once my paint was totally dry I used hot glue gun to attach the picture hanging clip and the good vibes only metal decal.
I arranged them on the frame before I glued them down to be sure I was happy with it.
I just love how this frame turned out!
I hope you enjoyed this frugal crafty makeover. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.