Up-cycling is the art of taking something old and making it new again. It is a great way to give old items new life, and it is also a fantastic way to save money. As someone who loves thrift shopping, I often find myself on the lookout for items that I can up-cycle into something that matches my style. One of my recent projects involved two picture frames that I found at a thrift store. These frames had beautiful details, but they needed a little bit of work to fit in with my home decor.
I started the project by painting both frames with Fusion paint in the colour French Eggshell. I chose this colour because I wanted to give the frames a vintage and French country look. Fusion paint is a great choice for up-cycling projects because it is durable and has a smooth finish.
The frames did not have inserts, so I decided to use some mixed media paper that I had on hand. You could also use cardstock or even cardboard for this step. I painted the paper with Raw Silk paint, and then I stamped some adorable cow and sheep images from the La Campaign stamp set. I love this stamp set because it has a rustic and charming feel that matches the vintage style of the frames.
After stamping the images, I cut the paper to fit inside the frames and secured them in place. The end result was two beautiful picture frames that looked like they were straight out of a French Farmhouse.
Supplies I used for this project
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