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by Panduro

Upcycle picture frames

Upcycle picture frames

How to instructions

  • 1

    Clean and sand the frame you will be painting.

  • 2

    Stir the paint.

  • 3

    Apply thin coats of paint and let dry 1-2 hours between coats.

  • 4

    Happy? Let the picture frame dry for 2 days.

Upcycling is a perfect, eco-friendly way to update something you already have at home. Why not rejuvenate your walls and photos by freshening up old picture frames? Here's what to do: Scrape off old paint and if needed, clean the frames with paint surface cleaner. Use a wood filler to fill any holes. To help the paint adhere to the frame, it may be wise to sand the frame - first with coarse sandpaper, then with fine sandpaper. Sand in the direction of the wood grain. Stir the paint and apply a thin coat. Let the picture frame dry for 1-2 hours between each coat. We used Panduro Vintage Paint in Cotton White, Folk Green, Turquoise and Taupe. You can also give the frame a vintage look by dipping a scraggly brush or sponge in paint and dotting it over any raised areas, edges or borders. You could also sand the frame. Try things out as you go, and see how your old picture frames bring a new, trendy look to your home.

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