There comes a time when you picture frame collection has grown too large and you need to start doing something with all of the frames you have collected. That happens to people right? Well it happened to me and I will tell you why. There are so many awesome DIYs you can use a picture frame for! This DIY framed calendar, for example, was easy to put together with very little supplies.
Decorating your home doesn’t have to be expensive. That’s why each month I am teaming up with some of my favorite DIY blogging friends to bring you more upcycled thrift store decor ideas. I’ve been so inspired already by these great projects and I hope you are too!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
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DIY Framed Calendar Idea
- Picture frame
- Paint (color of choice)
- Small eye hooks
- Drill with drill bit about the size of your eye hooks
I have picture frames on hand. I just can’t help myself. When I go to a thrift store I look first at furniture, so I don’t miss out on great deals. Then at picture frames. You can always find a great price on picture frames and if you don’t like what is in the frame, take it out! Framing can be expensive if you’re not keeping an eye on the picture frames at the thrift store.
These frames had been previously painted and had some decorative wax on them. Make sure to clean your frames thoroughly first. Frames collect dust and you never know if the previous owner used polish on them.
I used a flat black paint I had on hand. Once it was dry I used a clear top coat to protect it. I mainly wanted to make sure it didn’t put black marks on my wall.
Next, drill holes on each side of the frame for the eye hooks. Using a measuring tape I marked every three inches on each side. Twist the eye hooks into each hole then run twine across. For a calendar, it would probably make more sense to have four lines for each week of the month.
Number each clothes pin with a Sharpie and you’re ready to add your reminders. Doctor appointments, save the dates…. whenever you get them in the mail just add it to your calendar!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!
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