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Repurposed Wall Art from 3 Thrifted Frames

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

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. While 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 use my miter saw to chop them to length and then nail 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

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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 my 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

THIRD FRAME

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. (SOLD)

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

Up next, I am sharing a yummlicious, family favorite recipe for you that is healthy and is so super-easy. Get it HERE.

Buttered Whole Wheat Artisan Bread by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Until then…keep on junkin’ on.

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Comments

  1. Becky says

    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?

    • Larissa says

      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) 😉

  2. Becky says

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

    • Larissa says

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

  3. Tami Toppen says

    Great job on these frames. Very unique and professional!

  4. Cathy Klose says

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

    • Larissa says

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

  5. Karen says

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

    • Larissa says

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

  6. kim says

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

    • Larissa says

      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! 😀

  7. Cecilia says

    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!

    • Larissa says

      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!

  8. Marie from The Interior Frugalista says

    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.

    • Larissa says

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

  9. Nancy says

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

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