Paint Dipped Picture Frames

Upcycling and shopping for second hand doesn’t essentially imply shabby and rustic. You possibly can simply replace used furnishings with clear strains and daring colours to provide a contemporary twist. These ‘paint dipped’ image frames are unloved thrift retailer finds that have been destined for the trash! It can save you a set for your self with this tutorial.

I’ve used photographs from previous books to fill my frames. While you’re choosing up some frames seize a ebook or two to seek out some unique artwork on your partitions. Alternatively use the unique pictures when you like them or substitute them with magazines cuttings, postcards or greetings playing cards. Something you want!


  • Low cost, second hand image frames
  • Masking tape
  • Paint
  • Paint brush


Run masking tape across the body near the center. It doesn’t have to be actual. The truth is I feel it seems a bit higher a bit of underneath the middle. Measure the identical distance on every of the frames to get a constant look.

Be sure to press it into the crevices of the body. Use your fingers to ensure it’s sealed all the best way round. This provides you with a straight clear line so that you simply get the dipped look.

As soon as the masking tape is in place begin portray a thick layer of paint over the glass and body. Brush the strokes in several instructions to make the paint look smoother and dab it into any ornate detailing. Ensure you cowl the edges and again as properly.

Wait till it’s absolutely dry then paint a second coat excessive. Cowl any gaps or apparent brush strokes. Depart to dry resting on a jar over scrap paper to catch any drips. Don’t depart it the wrong way up incase the paint drips onto the clear aspect of the body.

When the paint is absolutely dry rigorously and slowly peel off the masking tape. Contact up any sections the place the paint is uneven. Grasp the frames on a wall collectively as a set for max influence.

One of the best factor about this tutorial is that it brings probably the most ugly image frames again to life. It really works nice on wooden, plastic and metallic frames. Plain, thick, skinny, extravagant and ornate. Go discover the gaudiest frames you possibly can and provides them a fast and straightforward makeover with this DIY!

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