My Christmas project today starts with this pile of thrift shop frames. The sizes are, measured from outside edges, 12" x 10", 14" x 17", 17" x 24", and 5 3/4" x 7".
I recently purchased a tester pot of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Amsterdam Green. This project was a good one to test out Annie's new shade.
The green is very dark.
But after I wet distressed the paint with a damp terry rag, I liked the color, a lot. I painted two of the frames in Amsterdam Green and one in an off white Dutch Boy Chalky Paint Antiquated White. The Dutch Boy paint is available at Menards. The tree trunk was painted with Annie Sloan's new color Honfleur. I sealed the frames with a coat of Varathane water based matte poly.
I used National Hardware Corner Braces in the 1 1/2" and 2" size to connect my frames from the back.
My wooden star is from Raz Imports, and purchased at a local floral shop. I removed the eye screw and jute string and screwed it to the top frame. A saw tooth hanger is attached to the top frame.
I hung my new repurposed frame alternative Christmas tree on a door in my living room.
This was a fun, easy and inexpensive Christmas project!