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Plastic Frame Makeover (and Free Thanksgiving Printable)

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A week ago I found 2 plastic picture frames in Mom’s shop and bought them for $3. The plan was to refinish them to fit our decoration. Three days ago, I completed the first frame’s makeover and shared it with you.

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The first one turned out pretty nice in white, but with the second frame, I had a different vision. Since Thanksgiving is approaching, I wanted to use this frame for a Thanksgiving printable that I prepared. I thought it would look good with softer earthy colors.

Here is a before picture of the frame no.2. With its silverish color, it doesn’t have much appeal to it, but we’ll see how that will change.

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Unfortunately, I again forgot to take pictures during the painting process, but here is how I did it: first I took the frame apart so I wouldn’t mistakenly paint the pre-cut matting. Then I put two coats of my homemade chalky paint in Sherwin Williams Birchwood color to both frames – the main frame and the inner frame. After the paint dried, I applied General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze for antiquing.

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When painting and antiquing was done, I put the whole thing together just to see that something was missing… Yes, the paint made the frame look better, but not really how I wanted it. See what I mean?

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So I took it apart again to play around with the pre-cut matting. While different ideas were flashing in my mind, I remembered that I had a yard of green burlap lying in my craft room closet. I placed the painted frames next to the green burlap and right then I knew what was missing!

I cut a piece from the green-grey burlap and grabbed the Mod Podge Original Matte. I applied some Mod Podge on the pre-cut matting and I laid the green-grey burlap on top. After positioning the burlap in the way I wanted, I left it to dry for about an hour.

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Once the burlap was set in place, I cut the excess burlap (including the inner part)

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… and put the entire frame together. Now this is exactly how I envisioned it to be!

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It looks much better, don’t you agree?

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And here are some close-ups from different angles.

Plastic Frame Makeover {and Free Thanksgiving Printable} | DIY picture frame makeover | Painted and antiqued frame | Free Thanksgiving printable | DIY burlap picture frame mat | How to make a burlap picture frame mat | How to paint and distress plastic frames | Before & After | DIY home decor | TheNavagePatch.com

Oh!… I was almost forgetting about the Thanksgiving printable. Click on the button below to download the free printable in 4 different colors – they are in the Fall section of The VIP Patch.  I prepared the printable file for 11 x 17 paper, but can be resized to print on a 8.5 x 11 paper too. Enjoy!

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