Painted Picture Frame Wreath – Thrift Store Upcycle

We are so excited to be back with our monthly installment for the Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge series! Even more exciting is that we created this painted picture frame wreath for the front door. But wait…we are getting ahead of ourselves.

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. Thrifted picture frame become front door wreath

If you are a regular follower…thank you! If you are a new visitor, we are so glad that you are here. This series is where we take a thrift store item and upcycle it into a new decor item. Here’s how it works…

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.

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Lets get started!

On one of our thrift store visits we spotted this beauty. The frame was a great size – 12×16 but it was definitely a dated style.

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle Picture Frame Becomes Front Door Wreath

Also, the frame was in desperate need of a good cleaning.

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. The detail on this frame is why we purchased it.

The best part? Take a look at the $2.52 price tag. If you remember our thrift store shopping tips always check for the daily color coded 50% discount. On this particular day, yellow or items marked with “y” were the discounted items. Therefore, our frame was only $1.26!! As with most of our thrift store purchases, in the moment we weren’t sure of what this was going to be reimagined as 🙂

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. This thrifted frame was half price.

Luckily inspiration struck soon after this was purchased. We decided to create a painted picture frame wreath for the front door.

We only wanted to use the frame for our makeover project. The artwork was easily removed. Next, we thoroughly cleaned the frame to free it of any grime or dust. Next, we painted one thick coat of Duck Egg Chalk Paint directly out of the can onto the picture frame.

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color of Duck Egg

Here’s where we really had to put our thinking caps on. Because we wanted to use fresh floral bouquets on the frame, we knew that the vase or containers needed to be lightweight. Also, we determined that we needed two vases to evenly distribute the weight. Otherwise, the frame would become lopsided on the door.

These plastic drinking glasses were just .05 cents each at the thrift store. This was another aha moments. The glasses are very lightweight yet sturdy. They would be the perfect vessel to hold water and flowers.

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. Thrift Store drinking cups as vases

On each of the long sides of the frame we drilled in a screw even measured onto the frame. One was drilled on the left top and the other on the right bottom.

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. Add two screws to hang the cups onto the picture frame.

Then we drilled holes into each plastic cup with the hole being just slightly larger than our screw head. Each cup was placed over the screw and then the water and flowers were added.

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. Dril a hole in the cup to add as a vase for the picture frame

A large bow was created from ribbon in our craft stash.

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. Beautiful front door wreath made with picture frame

 

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. Picture Frame Wreath for the Front Door.

Aren’t these bouquets pretty?

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. Beautiful bouquet hanging on the front door.

Springtime is definitely in the air.

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. Two bouquets of flowers hanging on picture frame for front door wreath

We love how the detailing in the frame is highlighted now.

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. Bouquet of flowers hanging on picture frame

 

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. Picture Frame Wreath for the Front Door.

 

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath. Thrift Store Upcycle. Beautiful front door wreath made with picture frame

 

2 Bees in a Pod. Painted Picture Frame Wreath.

What do you think? We are feeling pretty proud of this one 🙂 Don’t forget to visit all of our friends creativity below. There is inspiration for days!
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Comments

  1. says

    Those were great finds! I love how you used to the cups and attached them to the frame to display fresh flowers. This is perfect for the spring season to display all the pretty flowers.

  2. says

    I will definitely be “borrowing” this idea come springtime! What better way to greet guests, than with fresh floors on the front door! Great finds indeed.