Upcylce Old Frames into Beautiful Home Decor

by Lynn Lilly, Nov 01 2016

I don't know about you but I have a ton of old frames laying around, in boxes and collecting dust. Just like home decor frames go out of style but never fear I have a few inspirational projects that will turn those out of date frames into stylish home decor! 

Shabby Chic Chalkboard Welcome Sign

Using Waverly White Chalk Paint, paint the frame. While it is still wet use a baby white to light remove paint in the areas you want to look distressed. Let the first coat dry and repeat with a second coat and the paint removal process with a baby wipe. 

Once the paint is completely dry, apply a coat of Waverly Clear Wax with dry brush. Immediately remove excess wax. Allow 24 to dry. Buff surface with a smooth clean cloth. 

Spray paint the frame using Chalkboard Board Spray Paint and allow it to dry for 1 hour

Multi-Tier Dessert Tray

We simply used three frames, scrapbook paper and old candlesticks. To achieve the moss look we used Folk Art Finishes in Moss. We also recommend using E6000 to attach the frames and the candle sticks.  

Key Holder

Holiday Card Holder

Burlap Hanging Folder 


xoxo- LL

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  • Craft Box Girls on

    Hi Cindy!
    Hot glue burlap to the original backing insert. If you don’t have the original backing cut a piece of cardboard to size (use an old box). Cut strips of burlap and ribbon to make the pockets. Measure the sizes depending on how large you want the pockets. Use the hot glue gun to glue the sides of the burlap strips to the larger burlap piece, leaving the top flap open. Add the ribbon for decorating. Insert into the frame and TADA! Thank you for reading!!! If you make it please share the picture with us!
    xoxo- Lynn

  • Cindy on

    What are the instructions for doing the burlap hanging folder, Thank you.

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