Thrift store shopping is one of my favorite things to do. When I find something that I can do a little work to and make it my own, I’m really happy.
That’s exactly what I did with an old, outdated wall print from our local ReStore that I bought a few months ago for just $6!
I loved the heavy, sturdy frame and knew it would be perfect for some updating.
I started by taking it apart. The print was old, faded, and not at all appealing. It would certainly have to go.
I had planned to buy a foam board to mount my new piece, but was happy to find one already inside. It was in good enough shape to reuse.
Next, I worked on the frame. It had a few dings on one side, but they easily sanded out. Two coats of paint later and the frame had a fresh new look.
The mat was next. I loved the fact that it was double, but since they were securely attached, I decided to spray them the same color. I chose one that coordinated with the fabric that I picked out, and gave it two coats.
When everything was dry, it was time to assemble.
I cut the fabric to fit the foam board, almost to the edges,
and secured it using adhesive craft tape.
With the mat in place, the new look was really coming together. I gave the glass a much-needed cleaning, reassembled everything, and it was ready to hang.
I loved this project because I was able to take something that someone had tossed away and give it a fresh new look. And for a whole lot less money that if I had bought a new print!