Repurposed Wall Art from 3 Thrifted Frames

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It’s always good to start the day off with a trashure makeover, don’t you think? When I say trashure, I mean “a one man’s trash is another one’s treasure” kinda thing. When you have friends that know the way you tick, it’s a great way to be. So, when my friend Mandy asked me if I wanted some large empty frames, you know what I said. Bring it on! Let me show you how I created some repurposed wall art from these 3 big beauties.

Thrifted Frames Before Makeover | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Aren’t they gorgeous?! Solid wood and oh, so much potential. This was one of those projects that I had to set aside until I completed other commitments. In the meantime, my wheels were turning.

The first frame I decided to work with was the lighter oak one. I had no intention of painting that beautiful grain. I could only envision using the same chippy siding I used in my DIY totes (with tutorial) to create a planked effect. I used my miter saw to chop them to length and then nailed them in with my nailer/stapler. After I added the siding, I created some text and used my transfer method to cut it out with my jigsaw and called it done.

Repurposed Wall Art Farm Sign by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Chippy bliss, I tell ya. Nothing like some good barn wood to make me smile.

Reclaimed Wood "Farm" Sign by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The next two frames I decided to give a wash effect with paint. To fill the empty space of the first one, JC ,aka. best partner ever, cut me a piece of luan on our table saw. I wanted to create texture and chose burlap and chicken wire to cover it.

Burlap and Chicken Wire for Repurposed Wall Art by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Once the board was covered, I attached it using my new favorite cordless toy, the Ryobi AirStrike nailer.

Nailing Together Repurposed Wall Art with Ryobi AirStrike | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Since that would be kinda boring all by itself, I cut out more word art with my jigsaw and created a sort of memory board.

Reclaimed Framed Wall Art with "Family" Memory Board by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The three picture frames make it fun to switch out the photos when a new one comes along. And if you’re like me, that’s pretty often. hee hee.

Framed "Family" Wall Art Memory Board by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Burlap and Chicken Wire Framed Memory Board by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Last, but not least, is the third frame. For this one I chose a piece of hardboard, like I use for my chalkboards seen HERE. I gave it a single coat of paint to promote adhesion as I wanted to decoupage it using the same paper I used on this curio cabinet and on my Dumpster Diva.

Decoupage Materials for Repurposed Wall Art by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I then added another of those picket fences I used in my repurposed wall art shown in this post. For fun, I hung some blue Ball jars as a place to stick some fresh flowers, or even succulents.

Wall Art from Repurposed Materials. A "Bloom" Fun Design by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You can imagine how much help my nailer was to make these transformations a breeze.

"Bloom" Wall Art with Ball Jar Vases and Repurposed Parts by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

So…I have to ask…which one is your favorite repurposed wall art? The “Farm”, “Family”, or “Bloom?” I had fun creating them all and adding them to my shop. Pin and share to inspire others and then head below for an announcement.

Repurposed Wall Art from Reclaimed Materials and Free Frames by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Now for a bit of news (applause):  I am very much excited to tell you that as much as I have loved my time on Etsy, I have moved my shop to my site. You will now have the ability to shop right here AND I have many new things coming to my inventory, like this wall art.

I have been preparing for this for about six months, building the design, researching, and creating just for you. Having my shop on my own site means savings for you and giving me the ability to offer things that I couldn’t have done otherwise. One of the items that I am very excited about are the paint brushes I have raved about in these project posts.

Best Paint Brushes for Furniture, Crafts and Home by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

There is a brush for every type of job, whether it’s furniture, crafts, or your home. I’m all about making life easier with simple steps and these are it.

Some other fun coming your way are some custom items that yours truly has been creating and designing. Stay tuned for those updates because I’m going to be having some super-fun giveaways to get this party started. Sign up for my newsletter in the sidebar or at the bottom of this post to get the details in your inbox.

Until then, pop on over to take a peek at my new shop and I’d love to hear your feedback. Just click on the “Shop” menu at the top, or the graphic in the sidebar, or this image below.

Shop Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Up next, I am going to be sharing a yummlicious, family favorite recipe for you that is healthy and is so super-easy. Until then…keep on junkin’ on.

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See more projects like my repurposed wall art:

Farmhouse Style Repurposed Bread Box turned Charging Station by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.comBroken Chair Repurposed into Wall Shelf with Reclaimed Barn Wood by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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18 Comments

  • Becky

    These frames are amazing ideas, especially the frame with all those roses! Love that paper. When you created the text, did you use a stencil?

    January 3, 2017 at 7:11 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much, Becky. I had fun. I used my transfer method I mentioned up in the post. Then cut from wood. I really had fun with those (as if you couldn’t tell) 😉

      January 3, 2017 at 12:11 pm Reply
  • Becky

    Wow, what a find! I cannot resist huge frames. My favorite is the ‘Farm’ one! Nice work!

    January 3, 2017 at 8:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Mine too! They have so much potential. Thanks for stopping by!

      January 3, 2017 at 12:11 pm Reply
  • Tami Toppen

    Great job on these frames. Very unique and professional!

    January 3, 2017 at 9:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      They were an awesome gift from my friend, Thanks!

      January 3, 2017 at 12:11 pm Reply
  • Cathy Klose

    Awesome! Love those frames and I want those paint brushes!!!

    January 3, 2017 at 10:05 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Cathy! I seriously can’t say enough good things about the brushes. I very anal about what I use, so these are perfect.

      January 3, 2017 at 12:12 pm Reply
  • Karen

    All the frames turned out great! I would have to say that FARM was my favorite 🙂

    January 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s my favorite too, probably because of the chippy wood. Ha!

      January 4, 2017 at 7:26 pm Reply
  • kim

    They all turned out great. You must be a super organized person. I have no idea how you accomplish so much each day.

    January 3, 2017 at 10:11 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So sweet of you to say, Kim. Thanks! Yes, organized, but pulling my hair out sorta because of our remodel and the mess everywhere. Crazy around here! 😀

      January 4, 2017 at 7:26 pm Reply
  • Cecilia

    Oh! I like all three but the “farm” one is probably my favorite. How exciting to get your shop set up on your site. I’m off to check it out. Best wishes!

    January 3, 2017 at 10:13 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, so exciting because I’ve been on Etsy for four years and this is new for me, but will be so much better. Thank you!

      January 4, 2017 at 7:27 pm Reply
  • Marie from The Interior Frugalista

    Can’t pick a favorite, Larissa, I like them all, each for their different uses. Congratulations on your own shop – you worked hard for this. I’ll help get the word out whenever I can.

    January 4, 2017 at 9:00 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You are a doll, Marie. Thank you! Much work and much more to do, but I’m getting there. Thank you for stopping by!

      January 6, 2017 at 6:32 pm Reply
  • Nancy

    They all look great! I’m going to start gathering frames at the yard sales! Thanks!

    January 5, 2017 at 3:01 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome! It’s great to have a stash. 😉

      January 6, 2017 at 6:32 pm Reply

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