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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.
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…
- 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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Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs
Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul
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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.
Also, the frame was in desperate need of a good cleaning.
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 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
A large bow was created from ribbon in our craft stash.
Aren’t these bouquets pretty?
Springtime is definitely in the air.
We love how the detailing in the frame is highlighted now.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!