An Up-Cycled Thrift Shop Frame

I thought this hinged shutter frame had possibilities when I saw it at the thrift shop.

I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White, and sanded it to distress the edges.  I applied a coat of clear wax.

Thrift Shop Shutter Frame Upcycle
I added a Tim Holtz embellishment, a metal tag that says "Authentic".  The tags are available at Amazon or other craft shops too.

Thrift Shop Shutter Frame Upcycle
I love this shutter frame in white.

Thrift Shop Shutter Frame Upcycle
I was going to sell this frame at my shop, but I just may add some of my little cuties's photos and keep it!

*I added three botanical type prints from the Graphics Fairy.

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  1. Very cute frame...painting it really brought out the detail!

  2. Perfect update for such a cute frame. I think it's a keeper.

  3. It's great Carlene! You always make your pieces come back to life! So cute! Blessings, Cindy

  4. That is the cutest thing Carlene! I love those Tim Holtz tags... I've gotta get some too for shop projects. :)

  5. Nice! You're making me want to get some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and give something a try!

  6. Carlene ... you have such a great eye for finding things for photos. Love this one and the tag is a neat idea too.
    Audrey Z.

  7. Love then new color and the add embellishment!


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