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Picture Frame Transformed Into A Tray

A fresh week...a clean slate...oh my what shall I create!

Lets start the week off with another of my thrift store finds. Mr. Frugalista discovered this ornate picture frame on the thrift store shelf and when he brought it over to me I immediately had a vision for what I'd do to it.  Then I saw the price tag...sigh...more than I would normally spend. But I had thrift store fever and on a high from all the treasures we found that day. So before I came to my senses I had the cashier ring it up.

Ornate picture frame thrift store find Before

Someone took a lot of time creating that needlepoint. It's cute, a little stained, but no thank you. The oval double matt is a keeper for a future project of some kind. The frame wasn't too bad - a quick dry brush of white chalk paint and it would be ready to go. But that'd be just too easy - Mama needed a challenge.

Ornate picture frame turned into a tray

As soon as I set eyes on it I knew I wanted to turn it into a pretty tray.  I kept the anti-glare glass and used it as the base to protect the pretty scrapbook paper underneath.

Picture frame painted with Provençe with handles attached to the sides

Chalk painted goodness in Provençe with dark wax in the nooks and crannies. The handles were white but I spray painted them in flat black and then rubbed Onyx bronzer on them so they'd pick up the brown tones in the paper.

Here is is up close...

Provençe chalk painted picture frame

I think this scrapbook paper is so pretty and works so well with the Provençe.

Thrift store picture frame painted with Provençe chalk paint and scrapbook paper under the glass

And here it is in action...

Thrift store picture frame painted and turned into a tray

It's hard to resist not keeping it but it will soon be listed for sale.

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