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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Frame Upcycle



This project was just an experiment to see if I could save the frame 

This is what I did:
  • I tore strips from a piece of linen that was leftover from the hems of my curtains. Most of the strips were a little over one inch wide and I made sure both sides were frayed.
  • Next, I glued the strips of linen onto the front & sides of the frame with an all-purpose white glue, overlapping the edges to cover the entire frame. 
  • I allowed the glue to completely dry, then I painted the entire frame with white acrylic paint.
  • For added personality, I used mod podge to add part of this graphic from The Graphic's Fairy to the right side of the frame & allowed it dry.
  • Finally, I sealed the entire frame with a sepia tinted decoupage and inserted a botanical print, also from The Graphic Fairy's website.  

This project was definitely a learning experience...but,  I was able to save the frame and, I also have a semi homemade gift that I'll be proud to give away when the occasion arises.  
":o)
I love having little gifts on hand ... just in case.

9 comments:

  1. That turned out well! You can do lots of projects doing this. Great idea!

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  2. You are getting very good at these craft ideas, Geneva!

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  3. what a fun project and I am sure the recipient of your gift will be delighted!!

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  4. Geneva-What a great way to recycle an old frame. It looks really great- xo Diana

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  5. That turned out great...what a wonderful idea!

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  6. It looks like you didn't paint the frame first, before gluing down the linen. Smart you! I would've wasted that step and it obviously wasn't required.

    Lovely project!

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  7. You did a wonderful job. Looks like it was always made this way! xo

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  8. Love this! You are so creative! Hoping you are having a blessed day!

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