Introduction: Dollar Store Frame Makeovers

Turn flimsy dollar store frames into exciting wall decor with cardboard and a simple wax resist technique!

Step 1: Watch the Short Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: Stuff You'll Need

Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint

Dollar Store Frames

Sandpaper

Household Wax

Paintbrushes

Recycled Cardboard

White Glue

Craft Knife

Ruler

Step 3: Here's How

1. Cut a wide cardboard mat that fits inside the frame

*Use the frame's cardboard as a pattern

2. Cut long 1/4" wide strips of cardboard

3. Create your design on the mat, making sure that you leave about 1/4" around the edges

4. Glue the strips to the mat and then glue the mat inside the frame

5. Paint base color of chalky finish *This color will peek through the main color

6. Rub household wax on the painted frame when it's dry

7. Paint the frame with the final color of Americana Decor Chalky Finish

8. When dry, lightly sand the areas where you waxed to expose the first color *This will give it an aged, vintage look

Comments

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Taddleburg (author)2017-07-16

So clever!
Very nice frames!

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Amber3tucker (author)2015-09-12

This is great! I'll add this to my list of projects for fun!

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Have fun Amber!

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JessicaMills (author)2015-09-11

Wow, those are so cute! Adding them in my to-do list...

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Glad you like them Jessica! They are pretty fun to make.

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