I love simple projects. Like this thrift store picture, I found at the thrift store on one of my visits. It was only $2.99, but I knew I could make it look like a million bucks (well, so to speak haha).
Here is the Supply List for the thrift store picture makeover: (These are affiliate links that I have included for your convenience.)
Striped Ticking Fabric in Your Color Choice (I got about ½ a yard from Hobby Lobby on sale).
Cricut Machine (If you do not have a Cricut, you can use a stencil of your choice!)
220 Grit Sandpaper
Scotch Multiple Purpose Adhesive
Matte Clear Acrylic Coating Spray
Prep Work for Thrift Store Picture
I started by removing the glass and outdated photo mat. The glass was laid to the side. I wiped down the frame with a damp cloth. I gave the frame two coats of the chalk paint, allowing drying time in between coats. After the frame was completely dry, I used my 220 grit sandpaper to distress around the edges.
Adding Fabric to Thrift Store Picture
I cut my fabric to the 8×10 size of the frame. I sprayed the back of the fabric with adhesive and placed it on the glass, making sure to use my fingers to smooth it out.
I used my Cricut machine to create the vinyl quote for the frame. You can also use a stencil if you do not have a vinyl machine. I wanted something that would be considered farmhouse décor, so I chose the cow. After I applied the vinyl to the fabric, I sprayed a light coat of Matte Clear Acrylic Coating Spray. See another project that I used viny on here.
Here is the final thrift store picture makeover!
Give this project a try! Your local thrift store has lots of wood frames. Let me know if you decide to give it a try. It’s a very simple project that anyone could do.