The creative bug bit me this weekend not to mention a bunch of mosquitos! But, I loved working on this DIY Picture Frame Project. I’ve had this picture for at least 15 years. I can’t even remember how it ended up in my hands, but it was time to lay it to rest. However, the frame still had a life so I decided to rehab it with a little paint, some twine, and a few of my favorite black/white photos to give it a new look. I love it! Here’s how it went down.
There’s the pic, so you get where I’m coming from? So here’s what you need:
- An old frame
- Spray Paint- I bought this white flat paint from Michaels for about $6.00
- I was going to use shells for a summer theme but decided to use pictures, but I realized this later!
- A piece of cardboard to put under the frame.
Remove the picture and make sure you clean off the frame to prep it for the paint. I suggest painting outside and putting the frame on top of an old piece of cardboard.
Now the fun part! Start spray painting! Most likely you will need a couple of coats depending on the size. I didn’t sand it down, but you can add that step before adding paint. It take about 10 minutes to dry, but I let it dry for about 30 minutes and reapplied a second coat and let it dry for another 30 minutes.
Then I added the twine. I simply used push pin tacks in the back and tied the twine around the head of the push pin and hammered it gently in.
I used some small black clothes clips and added old black and white photos I had of my grandparents. I was going to add the shells, but decided not to last minute. You can always switch it up and add emblems on the side.
Check out the Finished Product!