Thrifted Art to Stylish DIY Memo Boards


Hi friends, today I’ve got another upcycled project that I did for the market – and they were pretty popular because 3/4 sold rather quickly!   I started with these two yard sale chicken prints (hate the chickens, but LOVE the fancy frames!)…

Thrifted art upcycled to DIY memo boards - Love this idea! By Girl in the Garage

and these two large thrifted frames.

Thrifted art upcycled to DIY memo boards - Love this idea! By Girl in the Garage

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I bought a couple of these big cork panels from Hobby Lobby (with my 40% off coupon from the HL phone app – find similar panel HERE on Amazon) and my husband cut them down to size with a jigsaw:

Thrifted art upcycled to DIY memo boards - Love this idea! By Girl in the Garage

And here’s basically what happened.  I removed everything from the chicken art, leaving just the frame and wire for hanging.  Then I painted the frames – not enough to cover everything, but enough to make a difference and still have the original color/details stand out.

Thrifted art upcycled to DIY memo boards - Love this idea! By Girl in the Garage

Then I added the cork board with E6000 and made the backside pretty (ok maybe not pretty, but at least not ugly).  And here are the chicken prints after their makeover:

Thrifted art upcycled to DIY memo boards - Love this idea! By Girl in the Garage

I love love love the details in those frames!  (Painted in Pure White and Graphite Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan)

Thrifted art upcycled to DIY memo boards - Love this idea! By Girl in the Garage

And here are the larger frames, in Pure White and Provence Chalk Paint:

Thrifted art upcycled to DIY memo boards - Love this idea! By Girl in the Garage

DIY memo boards – an awesome way to upcycle old art frames!

Thrifted art upcycled to DIY memo boards - Love this idea! By Girl in the Garage

What do you think?  <3

Tomorrow is Themed Furniture Makeover Day, and I’m revealing my biggest reupholstery makeover I’ve ever done!  Come back to see it and 15+ of my friends’ Red, White, or Blue makeovers too.  Have a beautiful day, friend!

Jen


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