Repurpose a Thrift Store Frame

  How to Use an Empty Frame

Repurpose an empty frame

Happy Friday friends! I hope you've had a great week.

I found this great looking frame at the thrift store recently. It was marked down to $1.99, probably because there was no glass, picture or backing. Just an empty frame.

I love finding frames like this, especially if the frame has a lot of texture like this one does.

But what do you do with empty frames? Here's what it looked like before I upcycled it..

I painted, distressed and waxed it and hung it on the wall with my DIY flower pot wreath in the center. Other ideas would be to frame a monogram, or a smaller picture inside the empty frame. Or hang a mini banner from corner to corner.

So easy, but such a big impact!

Hang a wreath inside an empty frame

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How to use an empty frame

The lesson here? Next time you're out thrifting, don't overlook those empty frames! They wanna be beautiful, too!

bringing beauty to the ordinary,

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p.s. in case you've been following along and read about my oldest son starting University this week...we got him successfully moved into his dorm room yesterday; he texted me last night that he met and hung out with a bunch of people! God's got him...I know he'll be fine!

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  1. Very cute! I just brought home materials to make a wreath - now it just has to hang inside a frame! I love redoing old outdated decor - makes me feel thrifty. :)

    1. Thanks Val, I feel the same way. If I bought new stuff for each season, I'd soon go broke! Thrifty items are my friends :)

  2. What a beautiful wreath...and I love that you inserted it into a frame. Great job!

    1. Thanks so much Christine! It's funny but it seems like several DIY bloggers had the same idea at the same time about using empty frames!! There is a tutorial for my flower pot wreath if you're interested in making one...I used mostly items from the dollar store!


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