Last week, I showed you how to make a Memory Catcher and in that project I used a rustic style white frame. I looked everywhere for the perfect frame and I couldn’t find what I was after. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until after I made the Memory Catcher that I found this frame. So I made my own! I didn’t make the actual frame (I did not have time to do that) but I gave a simple cheap black plastic frame into my perfect frame! Guess what? It was SO easy to do and because I am totally awesome and I love you all so much, I am going to tell you how I did it! Get ready to do your own picture frame makeover.

Picture Frame Makeover by Eclectic Handmade Creations

All you need to make this is;

Step 1. Remove the glass and backing from the frame

Step 2. Clean the frame, you want to remove and dirt, dust or oil

Step 3. Spray paint the frame, this may take a couple of coats depending on your paint, you will want a full cover but it doesn’t matter if it isn’t 100% perfect

Step 4. Let the paint dry completely

Step 5. Take your nail file and file away at the paint on the frame on areas that would wear down, like the corners and edges and lightly file the front surface

Step 6. Replace glass and backing, and you have yourself a beautiful rustic white frame

Tips & Tricks

  • Do not over file or use sand paper – the plastic of the frame won’t allow the paint to adhere completely so sanding it with anything too coarse will cause too much paint to come off

This frame can be used in the Memory Catcher project or just as a beautiful picture frame. This style would go beautifully in a Shabby Chic décor, a French Provisional décor, or even a country charm décor.

Have fun making this one, I know I did 🙂

Have you ever had the perfect item in mind and when you went looking to buy it, you either couldn’t find it anywhere or was WAY too expensive? It happens all the time to me, I am lucky I can usually recreate my perfect item. If there is something you are trying to find or recreate and you need guidance, comment below or send me an email via the contact page. I would love to try and help you 🙂

EHC_love Beck

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