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.
Time: One Hour (excluding drying time)
Here is the frame BEFORE. I placed the frame on a large tarp to paint it.
I cleaned the frame because it was pretty dirty. 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.
I hung the frame in my craft room. Inside it, I hung four small wire baskets I found in the dollar bins at Target. Now, it doubles 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.
My craft room in our new house is slowly getting a mini makeover so hopefully I’ll have more to show you soon. Stay tuned!
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