Friday, March 18, 2011

Thrift frame Upcycle 2

This is the second of the two frames I picked up at the thrift store. It too was a basic backless black frame with 2 panes of glass. FAB find! And I knew instantly it would be perfect for a little redefined project featuring some Up Words & On Words vinyl. For custom vinyl or to see more of my designs check out my Etsy shop at You will also find this frame along with the other frame for sale.

This quote was brought to me by a cousin. It makes me think of her and it carries a pretty neat message.

Here's how I redefined it:
1. I sanded with fine sand paper to create a little grit.
2. I didn't prime it...I added a 2 coats of a "custom created" turquoise blue acrylic paint.
3. Sanded for an aged look exposing the original black paint and used mod podge to seal the paint.
5. I added black vinyl: DO ONE THING, THAT SCARES YOU  to the top pane.
6. I added beige vinyl: everyday to the bottom pane.
7. I left the back open so that your wall color creates the background color.
8. I added a simple black satin ribbon to incorporate another texture.

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Have a great day!


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