Up-cycling A Thrift Shop Frame for Valentine's Day

 This was a $2 item I purchased at the thrift shop last week.

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 A square frame with a faux tin tile, (it may be plastic) and four square mirrors in the corners.



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I removed the mirrors and taped off the frame.

Upcycling a Thrift Shop Frame for Valentine's Day www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I will be using these cheap Valentine's Day hearts that I got on sale at JoAnn Fabrics too.

I decided to once again use Becky's cinnamon rust technique HERE at Beyond the Picket Fence blog.

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Remember pounce or stipple on black paint first, then gray, then orange, and then sprinkle with cinnamon.

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Upcycling a Thrift Shop Frame for Valentine's Day www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
 Then the faux tin tile was stippled with light ivory paint,

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And the hearts were stippled with red.

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I ended up painting the frame light ivory as well because the color of the frame just wasn't right.  I glued the hearts on with Elmer's Ultrabond Glue.

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Here is a close up of my faux rusty tin tile and hearts.

Upcycling a Thrift Shop Frame for Valentine's Day www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Upcycling a Thrift Shop Frame for Valentine's Day www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Upcycling a Thrift Shop Frame for Valentine's Day www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
An inexpensive Valentine's Day project from an up-cycled thrift shop frame!






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14 comments:

  1. So perfect! I just found your blog. Looking forward to seeing all your posts!

    Have a blessed week!
    Sherri

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  2. Just had to hop over to your Blog because I just knew you would be making some really cute Valentine decorations ... and that, you DID. Love it ... looks like an old tin ceiling tile. Great job Carlene.
    Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures with a nice comment.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.

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  3. Love and Thrifty even better!

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  4. Wow! I had no idea the tray started off looking like that. You did an incredible job! Dee :)

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  5. That is awesome Carlene! I so would have snatched up that frame with tile at the thrift shop, but I would never have made it look as good as you did! I'm intrigued with that rust technique and am sure I'll have an opportunity to try it one of these days. I cannot wait to see all of your valentine projects together!

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  6. This is so precious! You have a great eye for crafting potential, I totally would have walked by that faux tile frame. Amazing!

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  7. As a fellow Rust Goddess, I am intrigued by this process of faking rust. The patina is great. I my be using this this week on a project I am stuck on. Thanks again for your wonderful projects and the inspiration you send us!

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  8. Wow, you are so good at thrifty up-cycles!! So cute :)

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  9. The hearts just pop on the white tin. I love the texture and the rust technique. Very creative that you added color, rather than just the left the rusty color, of course I'm sure that would have looked very cool, too, but it's all so pretty and valentinesy with the red and white!!

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