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Upcycled Ornate Frame Wall Art

Many of you, like me, love the hunt. The hunt for just the right find that makes our eyes light up. Maybe it doesn’t always look exactly how we want it when found, but potential is a wonderful word. Thrifting, junking, #trashure hunting is so absolutely thrilling when you can haul home someone else’s “junk” that you know is a treasure…or at least can be. Right? I was finished shopping when I spied this tucked in behind a bunch of other frames. I feel an upcycled ornate frame project coming on. woot!

Vitnage Framed Art Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com

If this is made of wood, I’d have passed out. However, it’s actually resin and has a funky paperboard art insert. Like most art like this, the art is bowed in the middle from age, and also has those awesome brown spots speckling it. Notice the paperboard art has an extra backing and is held in with metal clips. Its got to go!

Upcycled Ornate Frame Back View | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

DIY TIME

First, I pop off those pieces with a screw driver and clean up the frame. In case you’re wondering, check out this video below that I did with another awesome frame with funky mirror art.

Upcycled Mirror into Shabby Chic Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

So you see, these funky ornate frames are sure fun to make into our own decor with a little DIY elbow grease. However, this one is going to get a different look and function. Once I have the art removed and the frame clean, I add a base color that is the tan/beige family.

Painting Upcycled Ornate Frame in Base Color | prodigalpieces.com

Then, once that cures, I use a white wax to highlight and accent those fun faux carvings. See them popping to life?

Waxing Upcycled Ornate Painted Frame | prodigalpieces.com

Next, I use a hint of dark gray wax here and there with an artists brush to add a bit more depth. Now my frame is ready for the next steps.

MORE DIY FUN

Instead of replacing the art with some other panel, I feel like having fun with this using some natural elements. This small grapevine wreath gets wrapped in moss using my hot glue gun.

Making Reindeer Moss Grapevine Wreath for Upcycled Ornate Frame | prodigalpieces.com

Then, I also add a bow made of fabric strips cut from excess fabric in my stash. A gal always has to have a stash, am I right?

Cutting Fabric Strips for Wreath Bow for Upcycled Ornate Frame | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

THE REVEAL

Last, but not least, here is my upcycled ornate frame ready for refreshing new lease on life. Ta da!

DIY Farmhouse Wall Art Created from an Upcycled Ornate Frame by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #upcycled #diy

Side View of Upcycled Ornate Frame with Moss Wreath by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #homedecor #diy

Whatcha think? I certainly love the new look MUCH MORE than that faux gold. Yes, the frame is still resin, but it doesn’t look like it any more. {{fist pump!!}}

DIY Reindeer Moss Grapevine Wreath in Upcycled Ornate Frame by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #homedecor #farmhouse

Fabric Strip Bow with Vintage Brooch by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #vintage #handmade

Additionally, inspiring you is what I’m all about. So…tell me…are you inspired? I sure hope so! If you’d like to make this part of your home story, you can find it and more available in my online shop.

  • Hot Pink Fuschia Vintage Curio Cabinet with Mirror available at Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shopping #vintage #furniture
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Vintage Upcycled Ornate Frame Makeover for Farmhouse Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #homedecor

After leaving me some comment love below, do pin and share to inspire others as well. Creating our home story is a true joy.

A vintage orante frame is upcycled into a brand new look on a budget. Details by Larissa at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Up next, it’s Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time! Stay tuned to see what becomes of my husband’s jeans. ahem.

Worn Blue Jeans Before Upcycle Refashion | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    So pretty!!! LOVE the wreath and bow!!!! And works as Christmas decor!!! 😍 🎄Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family and I hope 2022 is the year God guides you to your dream farm!!🎄🤶🏻🎄

    • Larissa says

      You are the sweetest, Rebecca. Merriest of Christmases to you, my dear friend. Hugs!!

  2. susan says

    It’s lovely Larissa! Wonderful, creative and different use for an old frame! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you so much, Susan. I love those ornate types, especially. Merry Christmas!!

  3. Edna says

    Thanks for sharing the frame, what a transformation. Just beautiful. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas

    • Larissa says

      God is so good and I’m excited to celebrate His son. Thank you and Merry Christmas, Edna!

  4. Marie B. says

    A lovely frame upcycle, Larissa, that I’m sure won’t last long in your shop. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas!

    • Larissa says

      I wish I could bring you a cocoa bomb because…well…you’re DA BOMB, Marie! We make tasty ones too. 😉 Merry Christmas!

  5. Barb says

    It’s beautiful! But how did you make the bow? Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family and blessings for the coming year!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks and Merry Christmas! I just cut strips and then tied them together. Hot glued the brooch and used a twist tie to hold it on. Easy-Peasy.

  6. Little Debbie says

    Awesome as usual!!!
    Hope you and your family have an amazing Christmas!
    You are indeed a light in the dark.
    🎄🤶🏻🎅🏻

  7. Trudy says

    So much better than the fake gold! Your bow with pin center is great, too.

    • Larissa says

      There’s so much you can do with these frames. Thanks so much, Trudy.

  8. Mary says

    Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family Larissa!

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