Ideas for Upcycling Old Picture Frames

Today the Farmhouse Hens are featuring frame projects and I am so very excited to share my ideas for upcycling old picture frames.

 

Also, make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post so you can click around and visit the talented Farmhouse Hens and be inspired by their fabulous thrift store projects.

Upcycling Old Picture Frames

I am a huge fan of recycling, repurposing and reusing an item to keep it from the landfill. While strolling the aisles of the thrift stores and flea markets, I keep my eyes open for things that I can purchase inexpensively and give them a makeover. Picture frames are something I never pass up.

Sharing ideas for upcycling old pi

If you were to walk through my house you would see that upcycling old picture frames is one my favorite ways to add some inexpensive character and charm to my home. Who doesn’t love unique and inexpensive décor?

Let’s take a virtual tour and I’ll show you how I am repurposing my growing collection of picture frames.

I started a gallery wall in my modern farmhouse kitchen and this yardstick picture frame is a great addition to the wall. I love the colors and the typography on the yardsticks and the weathered frame.

When I did a pantry makeover for less than $50 I added this dry erase board made from an empty picture frame that I painted with my homemade chalky paint. I love having this in the pantry so I always know what I need for meal planning.

When I did a makeover for my teen daughter’s bedroom, we added a gallery wall of vintage gold frames and mirrors. She chose the color scheme, I shopped my house, added some DIY projects and we love how the whole room turned out.

teenage girl bedroom makeover gallery wall

I have taken upcycled picture frames into our glamper too. When I did a makeover of our glamper living room I added this old frame that now holds a vintage map page with my favorite Ferris Bueller quote

Ferris Bueller Quote and Vintage Map letter

This flower was made from 3 tin cans and I added it to an old picture frame lined with leftover fabric from my chenille pumpkins.

3 tin cans made into a painted metal flower

This memo board was made from a vintage frame I picked up at the flea market and it’s lined with old dictionary pages.

Rustic ladder with vintage wire baskets and memo board

I’ve also taken my picture framing habits out to the front porch. This large frame sat in storage for years and it was upcycled with leftover slats from a window blind. I change out the wreath with the seasons.

DIY Frames

Sometimes I don’t have a frame in my stash that will work for a particular project so I have my hubby make what I need. (He’s such a kind, patient, handy guy that puts up with all my DIY requests.)

This is a large board covered with a vintage map and the simple black frame was made from scrap wood. The quote was hand lettered using a simple technique with Sharpie markers. This artwork hangs in our glamper where there used to be a TV.

map art sign with quote

This “party of 6” farmhouse sign was completely made out of scrap wood and hangs in my living room as a reminder that we will always be a family of six even though my son has gone to heaven before us. 

framed farmhouse sign gallery wall

In my office I have used an old window as a frame for my vintage book page wreath.Vintage Book page wreath on gallery wall

Those are just a few ideas for upcycling old picture frames and I hope that I have inspired you to think about incorporating some of these ideas into your home decor.

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12 comments

  1. Leanna says:

    Good grief, you are creative with making DIY art. Such a gift because artwork can be so expensive, or obviously mass produced and boring.

    These frames and the artwork within them are simply fantastic. The list for the pantry is happening at my house soon.

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