Yay! I am so excited to bring you this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! I’ve teamed up with 20 other bloggers for this thrift store blog hop. The rules were simple–take an item(s) from a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. and transform it into a new piece of home decor. There was no budget, or theme to stick to so we were free to let our creativity run wild (which was a blast)! Find my chalkboard menu sign below then check out the projects from the rest of the hosts!
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
Emily | Two Purple Couches Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea Sherry | Savvy Apron Stacy | Anastasia Vintage
Thrifted Chalkboard Menu Sign
- Thrifted Frame
- 12X12 Piece of Scrapbook Paper
- Mod Podge
- Chalkboard Paint
- Box Cutter
Deconstruct your frame.
Wash you piece of glass from your frame. Allow the glass to dry completely before continuing.
Paint first coat of chalkboard paint on glass.
While paint is drying, place your frame in the center of your 12X12 piece of paper.
Trace the inside opening of your frame with a highlighter.
Cut out an “X” shape in the highlighted rectangle by cutting from corner to corner with your box cutter.
- Be sure to complete this step on a cutting mat or other safe cutting surface.
Place your frame with the front facing down on your paper aligned with your highlighted rectangle. Next, fold the flaps back as pictured.
With your flaps still folded through the center, flip your frame back over.
Attach the paper to the front of your frame with Mod Podge.
Fold your paper along the long edges of your frame. Again, secure with Mod Podge.
While allowing glue to dry, put a second coat of paint on your glass.
Fold corners on short edges of frame as pictured above.
Fold up the remaining edges of the paper and secure with Mod Podge. Allow everything to dry completely.
Reassemble your flame by first placing your glass and any cardboard backing in place.
Fold your center flaps back to the center.
Replace the back piece of your frame.
Now you can keep the family updated on the dinner plans without uttering a word… mostly. Before you go, check out the other awesome thrift store makeovers from my friends below.