Weathered “Boat Wood” Frames

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Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow was inspired by picture frames made from reclaimed boat wood to make her own frames with a rustic look. While Ananda’s frames may look like they came straight from a boat themselves, all she used is new fence boards from the hardware store and gave them a weathered look [...Read More]

Fruit and Flower Embellished Picture Frame

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Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling was inspired to embellish a plain wood photo frame with little fruits, veggies, and flowers. I love that Amy’s frame is fun yet classy with a crisp white finish. Amy says that this project really opened her eyes to all the random items you could spray paint and then glue [...Read More]

Refabbed Frame with Mirror Matting

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A mirrored frame mat? Like Angelica from My Dear Irene, you may be thinking you’ve seen all kinds of matting but never one that looks like a mirror. Angelica loved the idea so much she made her own with Looking Glass spray paint. Angelica actually sprayed right on the glass, simply leaving the middle where the picture goes unpainted. Angelica says thanks to a little trick of her own the unpainted portion came out perfectly. Would you ever believe that crystal clear reflection came from a can?!?

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Black and White Painted Herringbone Frame

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Andrea from Decorating Cents was browsing around Pinterest when she came across a graphic black and white frame from West Elm. Unfortunately, Andrea found that the frame was no longer available. Bummer! However, Andrea knew she could just make her own and did just that with an unfinished wood frame from Michaels and paint. Her inexpensive knock-off frame sure packs a lot of punch! I love what a little paint can do!

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Old Frame to Fabric Message Board

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When Shauna from Satori Design Living was challenged to turn her home office into a better organized, more functional, and prettier space, she knew a pinboard was a must. Shauna had been wanting a fabric-covered one for years, and it was high time she finally made that dream a reality. Shauna did it on the cheap by repurposing an old art frame she had. With a fresh coat of white paint, touch of gold gilding, and cotton canvas insert, the frame-turned-memo board looks sophisticated and a little glam!

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Frame to Dry Erase Calendar

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Over at The Knock-Off Crafter you can see how easy it is to repurpose a frame into a dry erase calendar. The crafty gal behind this project used editing software to create her calendar and then had it printed at Staples for an inexpensive yet quality print. That’s the most time consuming part, and guess what it’s already been done for you. Booyah! From there it only takes minutes to pop it into your frame and get yourself organized.

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Antique Silver Frame

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Lauren from The Endearing Home almost purchased a beautiful antique silver frame from West Elm. Almost… before she realized she had several old frames in her garage that could easily be refabbed. Lauren applied Rub ‘n Buff to one of the frames for an aged silver finish and also created a linen matting using an old curtain panel. I am loving how Lauren totally nailed the look with items she already had! Yay for not one but TWO great upcycles!

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Framed Subway Art

All of you regular KOD readers are no stranger to the mad DIY-wall-art skills of Becca at From Gardners 2 Bergers. In about ten minutes and for ten cents, Becca created her own subway art in honor of the city she grew up in. This is an awesome way to pay homage to your hometown, [...Read More]