Saturday, April 28, 2012

Picture frame to Candle Holder!

Hello all! Hope everyone is having a nice weekend! I have a quick craft to share with you. My ADD kicked in again so there is no "before" picture!
 I picked up this yucky gold picture frame from Goodwill that had a velvet picture that I am pretty sure was moldy! 

Here you can see the original color. Yuck! 
But that is ok because I had bigger plans for this picture frame. I knew it would soon have a new life as a candle holder! Bare with me...

I ripped everything off until I had a bare piece of wood. Then I modpodged on my favorite scrapbook paper. I lightly painted the frame using Krylon spray paint in Jade. (left over from a HUGE project I am excited to show you!!!!)

And voila! I love the ornate details and giving it one quick coat of paint let some of the gold show through. 

Instant glazed effect!

Love the depth!
From ugly picture frame to chic candle holder!!!

Until next time, stay crafty my friends...


  1. Nice transformation! I like how the gold still peeks through. If you're looking for another place to share head on over to Etcetorize for the Make it Great party ( Party starts tonight!

  2. Great makeover - I've never thought to make a candle holder from the smaller ornate frames I pick up when thrifting.

  3. Very cool. I think I'm going to have to try this... Thanks for the idea!

  4. This is such a great transformation! We recently re-did an ugly gold picture frame too!

    Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday! We hope you'll be back again next week!

    -Four Sisters

  5. Now that's what I mean when I say it's not what it is, it's what it can be! Nicely done. And that paper is so pretty! Thanks for linking this up at my party! Have a wonderful week :-)

  6. Love that color too. Neat idea. You could coordinate colors with other things by painting the frame.

  7. Hey! Coming over to you from Thrift Diving! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Meant a lot to me! :) This project is really cute! I love taking something that was meant for ONE thing...and then turning it into something ELSE! I just did that recently with this sculpture that I found at the thrift store this weekend (handmade) for $10. I had been looking for a book end for my new bookshelf that I put in my soon-to-be-completed reading room. And it was the perfect solution! :)

    Thrift Diving

  8. Totally clever. Love it. I would love if you shared them on my link party.

    Can't wait to see what you make next.


  9. That is such a great idea and it looks great. I found you on Polish the Stars and I am a new follower.

  10. Hey there!! I just added myself to your followers for support, and wanted to invite you to check out an awesome Modcloth giveaway I'm having!

    Hope to see you there! Thanks so much!

  11. Love this idea! Very creative. :-) What a difference a little paint and mod podge can make. Visiting you from Kristen's Creations. I'm now following and look forward to seeing more of your lovely blog!

  12. So cute! I need a similar frame - I think I 'll stop by Goodwill today and see what velvet art is in stock :) Thanks for linking up.

  13. So cute and such a clever idea! I would love for you to link this up at our party.


  14. don't you just love it when you are able to create something entirely new out of something other's would've thought should go to the garbage can? I love your crafty ideas! we are featuring this today!


  15. This is another great idea, so glad you linked it up to our Friday Block Party! Hope to see you again next Friday.
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  16. Totally great use of an old mirror! Excellent job!!

  17. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  18. I love that some of the gold shows thru by using just one coat. Beautiful candle holder!

  19. So pretty! I really love the color, too! Thanks for sharing with us this past week!

    Take care,



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