Sunday, June 19, 2011

Upcycled Frame

So, I found this big framed painting in the trash the other day...

Not an ugly painting at all, but I had other dreams for it. 

After a little effort, I turned it into this: 

Not bad, ay? 
I love it. ^^ And, it looks perfect with our green & brown scheme bedroom. 

1. First, I removed the backing and painting from the frame 
and painted the frame a nice chocolate brown. 

2. I took the painting and wrapped it in a fun fabric, 
using hot glue to adhere it to the backing. 

3. That could have been a great wall hanging on its own, 
but I decided to add a simple embellishment. 
I wrote out the words "choose love", 
first in pencil, then in marker, onto the fabric. 

4. Lastly, I traced over the written down letters with hot glue
(going slowly, bit by bit, in order to ensure hot glue and a secure hold)
and placed a navy colored yarn on top. 




  1. Cute! That turned out really nice....It reminds me of a quote someone shared at my wedding shower that has stuck with me "To love is to choose to love." Wise.

  2. Very cute. I love how bright the colors are, and then to add the sentiment really completed the look.

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  3. I believe this is fantastic. And I will be copying it. =) I, too, have snatched frames from the brink of destruction, and now have, um... a bunch... awaiting new life.

  4. So very cute! And a great way to upcycle something into something better. Thanks for sharing

  5. LOVE it. the fabrics you chose are super fun! xo

  6. Well done--a very fun project! Love the words you embroidered onto it! :)

  7. Lovely! I like the idea of using yarn- why didn't I think of that?? :)

  8. I love the look of yarn, so this is a nice touch to your beautiful upcycled frame.

  9. Wow, that turned out cute!!! You did a great job! Love the bright pretty!

  10. love this. the colors are so happy. i thought you stitched it but the fact that you gluegunned it, even better!!!! totally do-able. yay!

  11. Lovely, bright addition to the room :)

  12. This is so great! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now. It goes through the 1st. I hope to see you soon!


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