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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

{EASY frame makeover}

Seriously, this has to be the easiest makeover ever, and I'm in love with it! I had a frame that I liked, but didn't love, but it fit the pictures I wanted to display perfectly. When I placed it in the space I had for it, it just didn't look quite right.


So...out came the scrapbook paper! This project literally took me less than 10 minutes, but it transformed the frame, and the whole look of the space. I used a solid color--I really wanted the vintage-y look of the distress ink to stand out. Regardless of the paper you are using, the key to this project is the distress really gives it what it needs to make it work.


  • frame (The frame that will work best for this is a flat frame. You could even use the wooden frames they sell for cheap at Michael's or Joann's...they would be perfect!)
  • scrapbook paper
  • double stick tape
  • distress ink
  • paper trimmer
  • mod podge & foam brush
  • Measure each side of your frame, and trim paper to fit the space. I cut it to make the pattern I liked, instead of just four solid strips of paper that go the whole length of the frame. It gives it much more of a unique look than usual. You could even mix and match patterns/solids if you wanted to! Many frames will be big enough that you need to plan out how you will place your paper, so lay it out first to make sure it works.
  • Distress the edges! Don't skip this really is necessary.
  • Using double stick tape, adhere the paper to the frame.
  • When the paper is where you want it, apply mod podge with the brush. ( I haven't done this step yet...I'm trying it out in my space for the day before I commit to the color. :) )
  • Let dry, and display!
I told you it was easy!



Blogger Jess said...

the distressed look really is cute! what a fun and easy project!

January 6, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Miss Dot said...

I really like the distressed look, too. You're right, that's what's key to this project. Very cute!!

January 6, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Vintage Creations said...

I love all your ideas.. they are so inspiring! :)

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January 6, 2010 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger jenjen said...

That is so cute. I love it. What a good way to reuse things that you are a little tired of. So cute!


January 6, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Country Dreaming said...

Nifty idea--I like the distress ink idea.


January 6, 2010 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Great idea! I like the distressed look!

January 7, 2010 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

I didn't even know they had distressed ink. Thanks.

January 7, 2010 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Mod Podge Amy said...

So cute! I love it!

January 9, 2010 at 8:28 AM  

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