Repurposed Frames

Frames have been quite our theme lately, right?! Well, I adore frames and the various projects we can create! Shannon from Bless Our Nest has been gracious to visit us again….just can’t get enough Shannon, right?! Seriously, check out this post and then head over to Bless Our Nest…super great content!


I also have been thinking we need another giveaway soon….right????!!! Please include in your comments what kind of giveaway you’d like to see (Dream big, but don’t get your hopes up too much!)…….AND HERE’S SHANNON….

Re-purposing Old Frames

Level: Beginner
Time: Expect 1 hour or less
Topic: Houseware


How do you like these beautiful pictures from the 1970’s that my Grandmother gave me? I’m sure you are very jealous!

I knew I could do something with them, I just didn’t know what. I thought about it for a couple of weeks and decided I needed something beside our bed. I had thought about printing out something that said “His” and “Hers” and then hanging them on each side of the bed but that just wasn’t working.


Soooooo, what is better than beautiful silk fabric, lovely ribbon and a monogram? Something that combines all three! First, I painted and distressed the frames.

Then I took some left over silk that I had from my dining room drapes from a couple of years ago and wrapped it around some picture mats (that doesn’t sound like the right word but I’m drawing a blank?). Then I printed out our monograms on some card stock and cut them to fit the frames.

Not perfect by any means. They are a little off centered and the fabric is wrinkled but I am not that picky. Plus, they are not going to hang right beside each other. Lastly, I added some brown ribbon and hung them with an upholstery tack.

This is Cody’s side. I need to change out the picture in the little frame because it is Cody and my brother acting crazy…..not really right for our bedroom.

Below is my side of the bed.

This was such a fun project and cost me under two dollars for the ribbon. It could easily be done with some thrift store frames and fabric that you already have.

4 comments

  1. What a cute idea! I have TONS of frames and am thankful for all this inspiration!As for contests, since supplies are always my challenge (affording the supplies specifically), perhaps supplies or gift certs for supplies…Or all the stuff for a DIY craft…just ideas!

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  2. Charity – I have a ton of frames as well that I should definitely redo! great idea for giveaways – who doesn't love supplies! Thanks!Becky (moderator)www.liberatecreativity.com

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