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How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

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How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

Anyone have some classic oak frames that you’d rather be shabby chic or farmhouse style with some distressed white or light colored paint?  Here is an easy and frugal fix for that!

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Materials you need to make your own distressed photo frame from a dollar store:

2 wood 5×7 photo frames (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)

Unicorn Spit – Weathered Daydream and Rustic Realty colors

Satin Heirloom White spray paint

Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kit Sanding Attachment

 

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I have recently fallen in love with Unicorn Spit!  I learned about it from a video tutorial over on Hometalk.com.  When I realized the possibilities, I ordered a few colors to test it out.  It is a non-toxic wood gel/stain that smells like jasmine!  It’s super fun to work with and I’ll be sharing some more projects I have used it on soon.

So I took my oak colored dollar frames and put some Weathered Daydream (the gray/blue color) in just a few splotches around the edge.  Then I gently rubbed that on the top of the frame so that the indents and grain of the wood would get highlighted with that color.

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I did the same with the Rustic Reality color – this darker shade gives the frame a bit more contrast.

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Here it is after it dried with the 2 different colors of Unicorn Spit- It sill has the oak background, the grains and indents and shadows all have a touch of gray/brown/blue tints that will come through after I cover it in white and distress it.

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Then I took my Satin Heirloom White spray paint and just put one coat on each of the frames.

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The next step is the most fun because it’s final step and is what makes them look distressed and antique.  I used a Dremel Multi Max tool with a sanding attachment, and used that to sand the edges just enough to officially make it look distressed.  There is no real correct way to distress – I just went around the edges with the sanding tool and let the darker shades pop through until it looked antique or old enough for my taste.

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I love how you can see numerous colors in this when you take a close-up look.  You can see some of the blue hue under the white paint.  The sanded edges show the original oak color – and some of the Unicorn Spit shades of blues and grays.

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I used these to frame up some scrapbook paper that matched my Display Shelf Makeover where these now hang in my guest room.

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Here they are paired up with the made over display shelf – perfect for my shabby chic/farmhouse guest room.

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Be sure to check out how to do your own Display Shelf Makeover!

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Or if you don’t want to DIY – then just go shopping!  Check out 20 Farmhouse Decor Items for less than $20! 

How to Distress a Dollar Store Picture Frame - get that rustic farmhouse look using just $1 frame! Find the full tutorial here: http://wp.me/pUbK5-voe

 

How To Make an Autumn Grapevine Wreath

How To Make an Autumn Grapevine Wreath

  I remember late in the Spring when my husband was complaining about some grapevines taking over some of our trees in the woods.  I told him to pull them out and I would totally use them to make a wreath!  He didn’t think I was serious until he put a pile of them on… Continue Reading

Dollar Tree Deals Week of November 10th

Dollar Tree Deals Week of November 10th

Here are the current best Dollar Tree deals you can find! Remember though that inventory does vary from store to store. Click here to see the complete list Product May Vary by Store Canned Goods & Soups . Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna, 5 oz – $1.00   $0.25/1 Tuna Pouches or Cans, Any brand… Continue Reading

Dollar Store Makeover:  Handmade Decorative Magnetic Board

Dollar Store Makeover: Handmade Decorative Magnetic Board

Here is a very frugal and very cute Dollar store makeover where I show you how to make a handmade decorative magnetic board!  This DIY  magnetic board can be used to display inspirational or funny quotes, or your photos! Stove Burner Cover  Ribbon – about 4″ long (for hanging) Scrapbook Paper Glue Stick Sea Grass Rope… Continue Reading

Glow Sticks Free Printable Valentine Cards: “You Light Up My Life Valentine”

Glow Sticks Free Printable Valentine Cards: “You Light Up My Life Valentine”

    Here is an affordable and super fun non-candy Valentine’s idea for you that includes free printable valentines card!   Head to the Dollar Tree – and grab some glow sticks!  What kid doesn’t love a glow stick, right?  They are cheap, and this is a great non-candy gift idea for Valentine’s day! Materials… Continue Reading

Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeovers – DIY Glitter Pumpkins Three Ways!

Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeovers – DIY Glitter Pumpkins Three Ways!

I love new and creative way to decorate pumpkins – and I especially love it when its on a faux pumpkin that I can use again and again each year. I also am a big fan of glitter, so I did some experimenting with making over some super bright orange styrofoam pumpkins from the Dollar… Continue Reading

Dollar Tree Back-To-School Supplies Week of August 13th

Dollar Tree Back-To-School Supplies Week of August 13th

Here are the current best Dollar Tree deals you can find! Remember though that inventory does vary from store to store. Click here to see the complete list Product May Vary by Store Home Supplies Hefty OneZip Quart Storage Bags – $1.00 $0.50/1 Hefty Slider Bags; Includes 12 ct or Larger Only; DND $1.00/2 Hefty… Continue Reading

FREE Halls Cough Drops at Dollar Tree!

FREE Halls Cough Drops at Dollar Tree!

  This week at Dollar Tree you can bring home FREE Hall’s Cough Drops! You will need to have the Checkout 51 app on your phone – because they will be free after a Checkout 51 rebate. Here is the freebie Halls Cough Drops deal: Hall’s Cough Drops, 18 ct. – $1 $1/1 Halls Checkout 51 Rebate Offer… Continue Reading

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