diy distressed picture frames

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bought all these frames for a total of $5 at my favorite, secret..moving soon (BOO) thrift store.

Hand sand them down to remove any shininess.

Paint them all white (or whatever color you like) using the dry brush technique.

When the paint dries, hand sand them again to give them the distressed look.

Here is a finished frame.

All finished..waiting for them to dry completely..I hate waiting!


I am not gonna pretend like I'm a fabulous decorator and have always know what I was doing because that's not true. As a matter of fact decorating is one of my BIGGEST challenges. It took me two years of being in my house (and lots of wasted dollars) to finally figure out what exactly I like. To sum up my up style it's a little French country, a tiny bit shabby chic, a tad anthropolgie inspired, with hints of Pottery Barnish influenced decor.

I have always wanted a family photo framed wall...and was a little discouraged when I was researching the kinds of frames I wanted and the ridiculous costs..so I decided to recreate them myself. Surprisingly they turned out how I pictured..love when that happens because it doesn't happen often ;)

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

They look great! I love unifying unmatched frames, esp. when they are cheap. :)

chelsea lee said...

these look great! I spent all day yesterday cleaning out the garage and eliminated a ton of frames laying around. i love this idea for unifying a bunch of mismatched ones.

Happy Mother's Day!!

www.StarHughes.com said...

Oooh, I love the distressed picture frames! Old country-style white frames are my favorite - these look so pretty all together on your wall!

And I love how you describe your style as shabby chic, French country, and anthropologie - that is my favorite look - I couldn't have described my own tastes better!

I hope you have a great Mother's Day!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

These look so good! And what a bargain. Your photo wall turned out very nice :)

Little Bitty Things said...

Well for not knowing what you were doing, I think that they turned out great! Thanks for sharing...

Thanks for the follow the other day, finally had time to check in, stop by and follow you back! Can't wait to read more.

And don't be discouraged, decorating challenges me too!

Lexi said...

Wow - I love this post! I am definitely doing this to a few old frames.

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Vera said...

Wow so easy yet looks great! I love the country living look and this will be great to try out. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

The photo wall would probably look better if the frames were closer together.

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