This summer I found a beautiful frame at a garage sale. The owners were asking for $10, but I bartered them down to $5–which was a pretty good deal considering the original price tag read $79.99.
As you may know, we recently moved. We needed something large to hang above our fire place. I immediately knew it was time to upcycle this little beauty.
To begin, I used an exacto knife to open up the paper backing so I could remove the original artwork.
I then used a butter knife to remove the staples holding the canvas in place.
|After the first and second coats.
I ordered an engineer print from Staples to go in the frame. These are a steal! Mine was a little less than $4; and if your photo is high quality, the print will look great. I ordered mine a little bigger than the original canvas so I could wrap it around the original and simply tape it on.
|My engineer print wrapped around the back of the original canvas.
|This is was the back of my frame looks like now.
I used a few staples and some tape to secure the new image into the frame.