Last week you saw some fun things I've done with picture frames. And I also…
With the availability of thrift stores and flea markets these days, it’s easy to get great items for your home for a low price. When I’m looking to decorate or start a new project, I always start at these places for my “raw materials”. That way I can get materials on the cheap and fix them up to make them my own. This is really easy to do when decorating your walls. Picture frames can be found anywhere, in any size and at any price. But if you look around and are OK with putting a few minutes into a project, you’ll be sure to find a deal. There are tons of things to make by reusing picture frames.
Up in the attic I keep all the frames I get on sale. Either from the store, like HomeGoods or Michaels, or from garage sales and thrift stores. I’ll buy items that are a little damaged or need some painting, because it’s easy to fix and a huge savings.
The other month at HomeGoods I got a bunch of frames in the clearance section. Head there immediately when you go to the store, it is full of great items on sale. When you’re thrifty like me, who doesn’t love a sale?
These are some of the less-than-perfect frames I got there in an afternoon. I paid no more than $5 for any of these, some were even $2 or $1. Cheap!
In the past I’ve done different projects with old frames. Like the destination map where we put pins of all the places we’ve been.
And the framed jewelry organizer which is in our bedroom.
Even Halloween decorations,
and a chalkboard message frame can be made from an old frame. If the fames comes without the glass, no problem, you don’t need it.
I’ve even reused old art to make new things such as this HOME sign.
When you’re out looking for wall decor, think about that frame you saw on sale, get creative, there’s lots you can do to them. Fill them with maps, fabric, photos, memorabilia from a trip or holiday, items from around the house.