If you’re like me, you have a ton of picture frames that you’ve saved over the years in the hopes of using them again.
And if you’re like me, you have absolutely no idea with what to do with all of them. A good portion of my farmhouse decor
hoard pile stash consists of picture frames.
This idea isn’t anything that hasn’t been done before, but I gave it a little twist which makes it easier to hang items that are not flat if I want to do so in the future.
Here’s what you’ll need for this project:
- Old frames that have some depth to them (mine measure 13″ L x 11″ H x 1 3/4″ D )
- Rust-oleum Chalked spray paint in Chiffon Cream (where to buy)
- 120 grit sandpaper (where to buy)
- Scrapbook paper (any type of pretty paper will work too). I used paper from DCWV The Primrose stack (where to buy) and Jim Holtz Idea-ology The Lost and Found stack (where to buy)
- Jute twine (where to buy)
- Hot glue and glue gun (where to buy)
- Mini clothespins (where to buy)
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I realize that others will not have the exact frames like the one I’m using in this project, but you can adapt any frames that have some depth to make something similar.
Paint the frames, allow to dry thoroughly and then distress using the sand paper (I forgot to get a photo of this step). I sprayed one coat on each side of the frame. You don’t have to use the spray chalk paint I used; any chalk paint will work.
Glue the jute twine inside the outer back of the frame. I glued it 2″ below the inner edge of the frame.
Cut the scrapbook to fit the outer edge of the frame and glue the corners with a dab of hot glue. You don’t need to glue all the way around to get the paper to stay and it makes it easier to remove if you ever want to use a different paper. Alternatively you can use tape or thumbtacks if the wood of the frame is soft enough. I originally wanted to use thumbtacks, but the wood of the frames I was using was too hard to push the tack through.
Attach hanging hardware to the frame if needed (I didn’t with mine). Hang up and attach photos or whatever lightweight items you like to the jute twine with the mini clothespins.
I used the vintage cameras from my grandfather’s collection and mixed them in with some old photos, postcards and some other vintage finds to create a travel photography vignette.
Do you like the chicken wire basket shelf? Here’s the tutorial for it: DIY Farmhouse Style Chicken Wire Basket Shelf
I hope you enjoyed my DIY farmhouse style display frames tutorial! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below!