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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

How to: Thrift Store Picture Redo!

I love finding pictures at thrift stores. Unfortunately, sometimes the pictures are outdated, and not quite the look that I am going for. However, don't let that force you to put the picture back on the shelf! I've found that in most cases you can redo/upcycle the picture or frame. In this case, I am going to show you how I redid a picture that is professionally done (with the back covered). I use to pass up these finds, because I couldn't change out the picture. Not no mo! :)
Thrift Store Picture Redo
Okay here is the picture that I found at the thrift store - now, I instantly fell in love with the frame of this picture. I didn't like the picture inside that much, but I thought I will have to figure something out (just so I can use this frame)!
Thrift Store Picture Redo
I decided to use, this frame, some burlap, mod podge, and an old apple label! 
First, I cut three burlap strips to the length of the photo. Next I applied mod podge with a sponge brush to the actual photo, and a little to the burlap strips. Then, stuck them onto the picture, like so...
Thrift Store Picture Redo
I put the last strip on, and then used more mod podge to apply the old apple label! I am planning on making a gallery wall full of old apple labels and other various vintage finds. Hopefully soon :) Anyway, here is how it turned out.
Vintage Apple Label - Picture Redo
Now for a  
Before and After
Before and After - Thrift Store Find
What do you think?
This has given me motivation for my Vintage gallery wall! :) I hope you enjoyed this super easy "How to". 
Do you have any other tips or tricks for re-doing thrift store pictures? Please feel free to share in the comments section below! :) 
A picture of my little craft-time helper!

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11 comments:

  1. I love it! I am always looking for great frames at the thrift stores! Thanks for sharing.

    Krissy @ http://hotcommodityhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Krissy! Thrift store frames are awesome :)
      -Kayla

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  2. Love the new look! And it still has that vintage vibe too. Nice work girls :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jane! It was a lot of fun, and super easy.
      -Kayla

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  3. I love a quick and easy project like this - it looks awesome. The color of the frame looks great with the label. Awesome! Julia

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I thought so too - I was happy I remembered that I had those labels :)
      -Kayla

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  4. Nice job! I like the rustic look.
    I like to take the old framed artwork prints and make them into chalkboards.

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan! That is a great idea, maybe i'll have to give that a try :)
      -Kayla

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  5. This is really cute!! Way to think outside the box. - Dee @ From Wine to Whine

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment and stopping by, Dee! :)
      -Kayla

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  6. How creative!and a great way to give new life and a new look to an old piece! oh and by the way...the little frame master is adorable! Thank You for linking to the Fluster Buster Party, come join us next week, Lizy party co host

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