With the availability of thrift stores and flea markets these days, it's easy to get great items…
Favorite Thrift Item: Picture Frames
If you’re someone who has never shopped at a yard sale, flea market or thrift store, trust me when I say, you do not know what you are missing. Treasurers of all sorts can be found second hand and especially treasurers that can be used to make great items for your home.
But I cannot find just one favorite item I’ve picked up at a yard sale, there are many. One of my favorite items to get are picture frames. You can find almost any size, shape or color, all of which can be painted, matted and refilled with your favorite objects.
Three great things to look for in picture frames are 1. Shapes 2. Texture and 3. Hardware.
Different shapes will allow you to have some fun with your art. Typical are rectangles, but maybe you can find a square modern frame? That would be great.
I also like to find different textured frames, to add some interest to whatever I’m making.
Last, it’s a fabulous score when you can get a piece with hardware already on it. We all know how trying it is to secure those tiny nails that come with hardware kits right? Plus they just cost extra money.
The best part of finding picture frames at yard sales is they are most often just a few dollars, like this calendar I made for the kitchen. The frame was only two bucks.
I made this art for my craft area in the basement. I had these quotes from a calendar that I loved and thought, what better way to display them but in a frame? The funny part about these is that I found the exact same frames months apart when out yard-saleing.
This jewelry holder is currently in our master bedroom.
I also made a bulletin board for my mom’s house with a yard sale frame.
A favorite project for yard sale frames are chalkboards.
I’ve made tons of projects from yard sale picture frames. Do you love to find frames at the yard sale as much as I do? Any other favorite finds? Are there still lots of yard sales where you this September?
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