A Salvaged Frame



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

I thought the back side had some potential.  It is real wood and pretty rough.
So I cleaned it up a bit.
Then I cut some chicken wire down to size and stapled it to the front side of the frame.
Now to get ready for the spray paint…
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”)
Spray paint it a flat white.  Let it dry completely before scraping.
Using a spackle knife – scrape the ‘goop’ off and also other areas that I want the wood to show.
Where the “goop” was it looks like the paint was really chipped off.

I can think of so many ways to use this….

For today…this is where it will go.

A salvaged frame given a whole new look….

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Looks fabulous Holly!

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

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!

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

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

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

Love that frame – so fantastic!!!

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

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

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

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

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.

Love it! Thanks for the goop tip!:)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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.

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

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

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

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!

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

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~

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.

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

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

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

Cute, cute, cute.

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 ~

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