Recycled, Reused, Repurposed Picture Frame

As one of 30+ bloggers participating in the Thrift Store Décor Challenge this month, I am excited to share this repurposed picture frame that I found at a flea  market and how I transformed it into a bright, decorative  piece that now hangs on my front porch. When you get to the bottom of this post you will be treated to some serious creativity so please hop around to each blog and get to know us.

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

Now that warmer temps have finally shown up in Chicago, I have been working on sprucing up my front porch décor and I added this repurposed picture frame onto the brick wall. I rescued this picture frame from the flea market for $1 {yes, $1 is my magic number at the flea market}, added some of my homemade chalky paint and hung a wreath on it for a pop of yellow color. You can take a peek another repurposed picture frame project here with my faux metal angel wings.

repurposed picture frame on wall

I am a chronic DIYer and I tend to save things that would normally be thrown away with the trash. Last year when my husband installed wooden blinds in my daughter’s room he had to take some slats off the bottom and shorten the length of the blinds. The extra wooden slats ended up in the salvaged wood pile for a future project and I finally found a use for them.

repurposed picture frame

My sweet husband is such a good sport when it comes to taking the crazy ideas out of my head and assembling them as I had envisioned. Lucky for me he has a garage full of tools and he like to make things too. Surprisingly, there was absolutely no cutting involved with this project as the slats fit perfectly into the frame. After the paint dried and I did some distressing, my hubby just fired some staples into each slat to hold it into the frame. Quick and easy project that took about 30 minutes total.

Repurposed Picture Frame Pinterest collage

Thrift Store Décor Challenge

As I said above, I am participating in a thrift store décor challenge with 30+ bloggers. Here are the rules and the links to my fellow creative friends. Make sure you hop over and take a look at their thrift store finds.

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Kim | Made in a Day

Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Pili | Sweet Things

Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation    Havalah | Sisters, What

Chelsea | Making Manzanita    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim

Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented

Kim | Farmhouse Made    Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Sara | Twelve on Main

Chelc | Inside the Fox Den     Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay

 Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs

Ali | Home Crafts By Ali    Denise | My Thrifty House    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

 Jeanie | Create & Babble    Michelle | Michelle James Designs

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

 Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


  1. Sarah says:

    This is such a great idea!! And I love how the slats from the blinds give your frame a shiplap feel. 😉 The color of the frame is perfect, too! Great job!!

    • Denise Bryant says:

      Thanks….I do love this color combo on the porch…so bright and filled with summer!

  2. Susie says:

    I always love your upcycle ideas. They are so easy and beautiful. LOVE the layering! I’ll be thinking twice before tossing something aside. Great job! Susie from The Chelsea Project

  3. Michelle says:

    Okay I LOVE that you added the wooden blind slats into the frame. This really brings out the colors in the wreath and the frame! It is so pretty and is perfect for spring!

  4. Ali B says:

    I love how you decided to repurpose a frame. I see them all the time, and now know what I can do with them! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Erlene says:

    Adding the slats to the frame makes a perfect backdrop to display so many things. And I love that it’s so simple too.

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