DIY Frame Makeover

Do you have framed art you are no longer attached to, or did you find a great frame at a thrift store or garage sale you haven't done anything with? Use them for this fun little project! I chose to hang Ava's artwork from school with my frame makeover using an old piece of artwork that I couldn't sell at my garage sale. Her school typically sends home art that consists of little hand or feet prints converted into something cute, but you could hang any type of art that you enjoy, plus it's easy to rotate new pictures. This quick DIY frame makeover is very inexpensive as well!

diyframemakeover

Supplies Needed

  • Paint of choice ( I used Olympic One Paint & Primer in Kettle Black)
  • Frame with glass & backing removed
  • Picture hangers for back of frame, one on each side depending on frame size (no wire as it will show)
  • Twine or string of choice
  • Clips to hang pictures from (I got mine at Ikea)
I used the color of Kettle Black

I used the color of Kettle Black

This is the large frame I used

This is the large frame I used

The clips I used are from Ikea for less than $5

The clips I used are from Ikea for less than $5

Determining the spacing of the twine and clips

Determining the spacing of the twine and clips

Put it all Together

  1. First, remove any glass, backing, old staples and wire from the frame. Give it a good cleaning to remove any dust or oils so the paint sticks.
  2. Paint the frame and let it fully dry.
  3. Add the hangers to the back if needed. I used two since this was a large frame and I didn't want it to move around whenever I changed the artwork.
  4. Decide how much space you want in between the twine. Ava's artwork usually consists of construction paper sizes and smaller sizes, so I added to lines of twine and spaced it appropriately. Make sure when you attach the twine ends, it's tight and secure. If you leave the twine loose then your pictures will sag and overlap.
  5. Hang your picture and choose your spacing with the Ikea clips!

Now you can enjoy different art pieces without having to constantly purchase new pictures!

Do you have any tips or suggestions for similar DIY projects? Please comment below! 

Happy crafting! 

Mindy Sullivan