Keeping in mind that I set a very small budget for a guest room makeover, I needed to find ways to add some wall art cheaply. This project was as inexpensive as it was easy! Once again, paint makes all the difference. I took a old thrift store frame and turned it into a pretty piece of coastal wall art.
I don’t know about everyone, but I’m pretty much convinced to never buy a picture frame any place other than a thrift store. I’ve found some great ones there that only needed a little cleaning up and some paint to make them just right for my decor. The prices are always so low. This one was $1.00.
I removed the glass and the matting and cleaned the frame using TSP. The matting had a blue border that wouldn’t match what I wanted, so I set that aside to use another time. I have a stack of mats on hand, so I switched them out. I put the glass in my craft stash to use later. After cleaning the frame, I gave it two coats of Glidden Grab-N-Go in Antique White.
I used a sheet of burlap canvas for the backing. I hot glued it to the new matting.
I lightly distressed the frame with my palm sander.
Now, to add a coastal piece to it. A while ago I purchased a seahorse hook. I didn’t have plans for it and I couldn’t find a good spot to put a hook. I unscrewed the hook portion and painted the seahorse the same color as I used for my mirror makeover and drawer pulls on my chest of drawers makeover.
I distressed it a little and hot glued the seahorse to the backing.
Changing a thrift store frame into Coastal Wall Art was such an easy project. I loved that I had everything on had to make it except for the frame.
I’m enjoying giving this guest room its coastal makeover and keeping it budget friendly along the way.
This easy diy coastal wall art is a perfect fit for the room.
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