Monday, August 27, 2012

Thrift Store Frame Up-Cycle

Last Saturday, the kids and I ran in to our local thrift shop, CUIC and picked up a couple of things.  We found this 2 section frame that had an 8x10 picture on the top and a larger mirror in the opening below the picture.  Since it was only $2 I told Leigh that I thought we could make something out of it for her new apartment.

Here are the before and after shots -

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We got it home and decided that we could lay out the Retro Kitchen Word Art sign for the top and cut out a board for the bottom and make it a chalkboard.

With the addition of 3 - $1.00 knobs from Hobby Lobby ($1.99 and then 50% off) and some cream colored paint distressed with some brown, she has a cute new chalkboard for her kitchen.





Here's the new Retro Kitchen Word Art in this format for you to download -








This was the first time that I had ever used chalkboard paint and I made a big booboo! I used a regular brush instead of a foam roller and you can see the ridges that the paint brush left behind.  So, I'm going to have to go over it again with the roller - oh well, won't be the first time I messed up a craft project!!!

All in all, I think it turned out really cute and I told Leigh that if she didn't have room for it when she moved in, that I would be happy to keep it!

Hope everyone has a great week!

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28 comments:

  1. Amazing upcycle! I have a hard time seeing potential in things like that.

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    1. Thanks Courtney! I've really been inspired by all the creative up-cycles on Pinterest lately and this one just jumped out at me. Thanks so much for dropping in!

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  2. wow love your work and thank you for the word art!Thats going up in my kitchen!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it! I made another version of it too with a more Retro feel - http://www.craftyincrosby.com/2012/07/kitchen-word-art-freebie.html

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Looks great! Thank you for sharing with Marvelous Mondays

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    1. Thanks for hosting Nikki! You throw a great party!

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  4. A country style living I love it. Such terrific word art.

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    1. Thanks Terri! I really love how it turned out.

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  5. Looks great! I would love to try a project like that, but I have a hard time picturing the potential in each item. That is where I get stuck a lot of times.

    Following you from Welcome Wednesday blog Hop. Julie from Stlavonlady - a cat, girl, man and me!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I'm your newest follower too!

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  6. Wow, what a cute idea. And it looks so good! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to have to try this:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  7. Love it - great idea!
    Joining from Welcome Wednesday

    Dani
    http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

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  8. This turned out great! Very cute, awesome job! I love chalkboard paint..I'm a little bit addicted! :)

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  9. Looks great! I have a similar thrifted frame but mine has a corkboard at the top. I might need to add some of those gorgeous knobs to mine! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty!

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  10. Really great! Love the saying on the new version! Haha! I have just discovered chalkboard paint. Kathy Penney @ Pinner Takes All

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  11. What a neat idea! Thanks for joining us for the CHQ blog hop - we loved having you and hope to see you again next week!

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  12. Oh wow! This turned out so much better than what it was initially! I love chalkboard paint...need to actually use some now! :)

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Keep Calm & Link Up! Looking forward to seeing what you link up next week as well!

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  13. Thats fantastic! I want one for my entrance! ;)

    Thanks for sharing at Create & Inspire

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  14. I really love this. I could use the same saying in my kitchen. I am following you now. Rhonda

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    1. Thank Rhonda! Hope you enjoy our little blog!

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  15. I LOVE this upcycle! Y'all did a great job of repurposing your thrift store find. Your feature at Take it on Tuesday is well deserved. I'm pinning this to my craft board. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass.com

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  16. I LOVE this upcycle! Y'all did a great job of repurposing your thrift store find. Your feature at Take it on Tuesday is well deserved. I'm pinning this to my craft board. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass.com

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  17. So cool - I love this upcycle. It's you cute. I'm glad you linked up to Take it on Tuesday!

    I'm featuring this project at Take it on Tuesday this week. Feel free to grab a featured button!

    Betsy @ Romanceonadime.com

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  18. Beautiful upcycle. Its good inspiration for many people and we will definitely try this and its look like a retro kitchen its give a unique identity to us.

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  19. Love this- some time ago at a yard sale, I picked up a frame similar to this, but I haven't figured out what to do with it yet. I think I'll use this as inspiration- thanks!!

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