Upcycled Frame Found in Trash turned Craft Paint Storage
I have no problems digging in the trash… there I said it. Ha! OK, maybe not digging, but if I see something in plain sight that I think I can transform, I’ll take it without hesitation. I found this frame next to a neighbor’s trash can and snatched it up. This upcycled frame turned into some pretty craft paint storage for my craft room.
Refurbishing the Frame
Time: One Hour (excluding drying time)
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Here is the frame BEFORE. I placed the frame on a large tarp to paint it.
Cleaning the frame was a must because it was pretty dirty. You can do this by using lightly soaped water and a cloth. Make sure it dries completely.
I ended up using paint with primer that I already had. There were some blemishes but I didn’t mind them. There was also a little gap in one of the corners but I didn’t mind that either. Anyway, I skipped sanding the frame and went straight for the paint plus primer with a bristle brush. I painted two coats.
Be sure to check out my article for when and how to use primer for DIY painting projects and furniture makeovers.
I hung the frame in my craft room. Inside it, I hung four small wire baskets I found in the dollar bins at Target. It doubled as craft storage as well as artwork! I use it to store and organize my craft paint by type. The baskets are arranged by glass paint, satin paint, pearl paint, metallic and glitter paint, and chalkboard paint. Here is what it looked like in my old craft room.
The Final Updated Look
Then, I did an entire craft room makeover and spray painted it gold. Here is what it looks like now.
If you want to see my most recent craft room makeover here are two videos. The first one is my craft room closet makeover when I painted a chalkboard wall and the second one is the craft room makeover right before I redid the closet.
How to Paint a Chalkboard Wall
Craft Room Tour