Hi friends! It’s day 13 here in my March Madness series and today I’m sharing a super sweet way to update a plain picture frame. Frames are one thing I look out for when I’m thrifting because they can be transformed so many different ways. It’s funny that I rarely use them as actual picture frames though.
This time is different. I found this swanky (eh not so much) oak picture frame at a yard sale:
It was in a box of frames very similar but in varying sizes. The whole box was $2! That probably made this somewhere around 25 ¢.
And here’s how I sweetened this little frame right up!
I mean besides adding a picture of my cutie patootie to it, of course!
It’s cute though, right? You may have seen this on Facebook a while back because I shared it at The NY Melrose Family blog where I contribute every couple of months.
Of course I got the idea after redoing this mirror very similarly.
I painted the frame first in Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White, followed by a little sanding and a coat of clear soft wax. The rosettes are made from drop cloth I picked up at Lowes.
I used hot glue to attach the rosettes to the frame.
This looks perfect on the dressing table I recently sold.
The rosettes are really simple to make. You can see my full how-to VIDEO here:
In the video I was making the rosettes for the mirror so they were a bit larger using 16″ long strips of drop cloth. For these smaller rosettes, my strips were 2″ wide X 12″ long.
You might also like how I used mini rosettes to update this stool:
These rosettes could be used to embellish so many things.
It didn’t take long at all to make enough to cover this frame! (Much quicker than the mirror!)
Hope you enjoyed this little makeover!
I’ll be back tomorrow, you should come back too. 🙂
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