A Salvaged Frame

 

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I found this frame at my favorite salvage store last week. I liked the chunky size but not the veneer.

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I thought the back side had some potential.  It is real wood and pretty rough.
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So I cleaned it up a bit.
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Then I cut some chicken wire down to size and stapled it to the front side of the frame.
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Now to get ready for the spray paint…
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I want the paint to be all chippy so I am using the “vaseline technique”.
(I used up all my vaseline but this is a similar “goop”)
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Spray paint it a flat white.  Let it dry completely before scraping.
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Using a spackle knife – scrape the ‘goop’ off and also other areas that I want the wood to show.
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Where the “goop” was it looks like the paint was really chipped off.
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I can think of so many ways to use this….

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For today…this is where it will go.

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A salvaged frame given a whole new look….

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to see more ways to make things look old CLICK HERE
to see how I decorate with salvaged items, take my home tour HERE
for my secret glazing technique Click Here
If you like this shabby style go HERE to see my bedroom decor.

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by!

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A Cottage Muse
January 29, 2012 1:42 pm

This is such a great idea…I haven't tried the vaseline trick yet, thanks for the tip!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs
January 29, 2012 1:51 pm

Oh my gosh that is soooo cool!!! I love how it came out!!I have never heard of the vaseline technique ~ that gives an awesome finish ~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
January 29, 2012 1:53 pm

Cute, cute, cute.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)
January 29, 2012 2:11 pm

Very cute. You have a good eye for re purposing. Thanks for sharing your method.

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden
January 29, 2012 2:12 pm

Thanks for showing the Vaseline technique..I've never seen it done…only heard about it! It looks really rustic and fantastic!xo

April @ The Painted Cupboard
January 29, 2012 2:31 pm

Awesome!!!! Vaseline and paste wax make the \”chippy\” look so perfect!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate
January 29, 2012 3:23 pm

OMGoodness! This turned out sooo AWESOME! I heard about the Vaseline tip, but I never tried. Thanks for the tutorial. I have a few frames around here, I'm gonna give this a try.

Bliss
January 29, 2012 3:26 pm

I seriously get all excited when I see you have a new post! Great timing on this one….my own Holly and I went junking yesterday-her first time- and she really liked the chicken wire memo boards we saw. She was the excited one! MOM, can we make one of those? I haven't sold her on the white chippy look yet, she leaned toward the solid barn wood style, but I can't wait to make one for her.Mine – it will be all chippy just like the one you made. Or is that faux chippy?~Bliss~

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH
January 29, 2012 3:32 pm

I have never heard of this technique, but I will be trying it on a little shelf I'm painting now. Copycat here! thank you SO much for sharing. It looks so cute!!♥Linsey

Kelly
January 29, 2012 3:53 pm

I really love that project! It looks perfect as a backdrop for your star tied with burlap ribbon. I've never seen that technique before using vaseline like that. That's really neat! I also never would've thought to use the back side of the frame instead either. Smart!

Bente
January 29, 2012 4:04 pm

I love it. It became so beautiful. You are so good at this.Hugs Bente

Gail
January 29, 2012 4:15 pm

Now that is just amazing! I was just trying figure out how I could do that exact same thing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful technique using Vaseline. Enjoy your day, Gail

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home
January 29, 2012 4:28 pm

I love the way you displayed the new frame…I think it is perfect there!!

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January 29, 2012 4:33 pm

Wow – this turned out great! I was wondering how people use the baseline technique so thanks for sharing how you did it. I really like how you hung it on the old door when you were finished too.

Lindsay
January 29, 2012 4:40 pm

Holly, Great find! I love the frame and what you did with it. I love using the vasaline technique it's the best for chippy goodness. It totally adds to your Cute door. Great job! I am so glad you visit my blog. I love seeing what you post you do. Have a great week. I wish we lived close we would have so much fun shopping for \”junky treasures\” together wouldn't we.. Have a great day :)I hope you didn't mind me putting your door picture on my blog. I wrote up a little more about you and your blog… Read more »

Sandy
January 29, 2012 6:26 pm

What a creative way to spruce up a frame… brilliant! And, I love how you can change it out at a moments notice. xoso Sandy

awal.ny
January 29, 2012 6:49 pm

I think your frame turned out great. I have never hear of using Vaseline, I will have to try it out.

Brooke
January 29, 2012 7:28 pm

Such a great idea to use the back side! Your house is awesome by the way.

Darcie (My Modern Country)
January 29, 2012 8:25 pm

What a great idea! It turned out so cute-love the chicken wire 🙂

Revi
January 29, 2012 10:04 pm

I almost didn't recognize it! You took the flaws and made them assets. I like that you also painted the chicken wire!-Revi

The Cranky Queen
January 30, 2012 12:40 am

Love that vaseline technique. The frame looks sooooo old! Love it. Tiff

Debbiedoo's
January 30, 2012 1:07 am

This is fantastic. I have never heard of the Vaseline technique. You can rest assure I will be trying this sometime. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

jeannie maxwell
January 30, 2012 1:32 am

Love it! Thanks for the goop tip!:)

Amy Kinser
January 30, 2012 3:03 am

I love using chicken wire in old windows and frames. Yours looks great. I, for one, have never ever seen vaseline used this way. Fabulous technique, my friend.

Jaime
January 30, 2012 3:12 am

Love, love, love it.With that said.I love it.

Jill
January 30, 2012 3:26 am

I love this! It looks fantastic! i wish I could find such great things!

Jill
January 30, 2012 3:26 am

I love this! It looks fantastic! i wish I could find such great things!

chateau chic
January 30, 2012 3:28 am

Who would have thought to use the back of an old frame?? Only someone as creative as you! Love the end result.Mary alice

Fishtail Cottage
January 30, 2012 4:41 am

Love that frame – so fantastic!!!

Kristin
January 30, 2012 4:57 am

I love chicken wire, and I love the whole display!

Grandma Barb's This and That
January 30, 2012 5:58 am

Love the way the frame turned out. I have never heard of the Vaselinetechnique. I am going to have to try it.

Orange it Lovely
January 30, 2012 2:18 pm

Gorgeous!!! I love the techniques and the embellishments!Tana

Holly @ Bella Nest
January 30, 2012 2:25 pm

Holly, I love this! I think if I could rename my blog, it would be chippy and chicken wire. 😉 Those are 2 of my favorites! Hope you have an amazing week!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama
January 30, 2012 2:50 pm

I love your chippy frame,, I need to try that vaseline technique.

Pamela
January 30, 2012 6:31 pm

Looks fabulous Holly!

Rosemary@villabarnes
January 30, 2012 6:31 pm

Nice call flipping it around. Sometimes the back has so much more character. Beautiful job. I love it.

Shannon
January 30, 2012 9:31 pm

That is so cute. Thanks for the \”goop\” trick. I'm putting vaseline on my shopping list!Shannon

It's All Connected
January 31, 2012 1:28 am

This looks wonderful and I will be stealing this idea! ~ Maureen

Tammy
January 31, 2012 2:27 pm

Love it!!!!! I never heard of that technique. I must try that one. I live the burlap bow with the star. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. I hope you can visit me sometime too:) I am pinning this. I am new to Pinterest.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm
January 31, 2012 3:23 pm

I love this frame. I particularly love the chicken wire because you could attach seasonal things to it and use it all year. I'm new to blogging and I'm your newest follower.

frugal-interior-design
January 31, 2012 6:55 pm

Love that you flipped the frame to use the back as the new front. Thanks for the \”chippy\” tip!

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February 1, 2012 3:19 pm

It looks awesome! I've never tried the Vaseline trick…definitely will add to my must try list. 🙂

The Elegant Chateau
February 2, 2012 12:43 pm

Clever idea, love the shabby look! Thanks for sharing the Vaseline technique. Diane

Darling @ Junque 'n my Trunk
February 3, 2012 1:57 am

Clever! I love the frame. Visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground 🙂

Fishtail Cottage
February 3, 2012 5:06 pm

i came back to peek again…..i'm so in love with that frame! xoxo

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic
February 3, 2012 7:00 pm

I~love~this~frame! I have never heard of this technique so thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try this method out!~Shanon

Heaven's Walk
February 4, 2012 3:35 am

How cool is that??? I love this technique, Holly! So easy and so convincing! It probably wouldn't work as well if you paint the item with a brush, right….?? xoxo laurie

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage
February 4, 2012 3:44 pm

I'm looking forward to trying this technique. Thanks for sharing it with us! Your frame looks really beautiful!

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February 5, 2012 2:54 am

Your chippy frame is fantastic. I haven't heard of the vaseline technique, but I can't wait to try it. I'm a new follower.

Casandra
February 6, 2012 2:49 am

Thanks for the informative post and new technique. Great blog—I am going to follow you!