Vintage Yardstick Picture Frame

As one of 25+ bloggers participating in the Thrift Store Décor Challenge this month, I am excited to share how I made this vintage yardstick picture frame for under $10. 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 and our thrifty goodness.

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.

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Yes, I am known for scouring flea markets and collecting “stuff”. This vintage yardstick picture frame has helped put a dent into one of my many collections. Old chairs, cabinet doors, picture frames and yardsticks always make their way home with me. I love the faded, worn colors and the typography of the various advertising on an old yardstick.

vintage yardstick picture frame supplies

This vintage yardstick picture frame was a quick and easy project that has added some character and color to the gallery wall I am slowly building up in my Modern Farmhouse Kitchen.

I pulled this well loved picture frame from one of my other collections and had my husband cut the yardsticks 14 inches long. He stapled each end into the lip of the frame and added some screws to hold the letter “B” in the center of the frame. Within 15 minutes this vintage yardstick picture frame was hanging up on the kitchen gallery wall.

Farmhouse gallery wall with Vintage Yardstick Picture Frame


    • Denise Bryant says:

      Thanks for the inspiration Claire. I love your post and all the options you shared. Great tutorial too.

  1. Sam@Raggedy Bits says:

    I just love your yardstick collection and how you made this awesome frame! So clever! Your kitchen gallery wall looks beautiful too! Wish I could come junking with you!

  2. LydiaF says:

    How pretty! Instead of having those old yardsticks tucked away somewhere, they’re front and center and everyone can enjoy the color and the old timeyness (yes that’s a word).

  3. Leanna says:

    This is really well done. I have seen various frames using rulers etc but never one where rulers are the backdrop. Love this idea.

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