crafty destash frames leads to a brilliant idea

Crafty destash of frames leads to a brilliant idea.  I found a group of bloggers on FB that hold a monthly crafty destash.  I actually found it last month but didn’t make it in time to join.  Although I did get started with the idea they gave to use what’s in your craft room right away. Sometimes it take reading about how others are doing it to give you a good swift kick in the get up and get going.

As I had already gotten started on my $100 room challenge {You can see wk 1 & 2 update} combing these two seemed like a win win to me.  So I marched into my craft room and to my horror this is what I found.

crafty destash

crafty destash frames

I might just qualify for hoarder status.  OK OK I totally qualify no might.  Well isn’t it great that I found this group.


Sorry for the crappy picture but there is really no pretty way to stage it.  So I got to work on pulling it all out of the boxes and containers and getting them sorted.


So I went to work on turning these two sad frames I had once seen potential in.  I kept with rules to use only stuff I had on hand.  Having moved all my crafting supplies into the new entry way crafty closet left me able to know exactly what paints I had at hand.

  • I had Fusion metallic paints
  • A Sharpie in silver
  • Contact Paper

So having revamped these two now cute frames a light bulb went off.  Clean out all other frames.  Sort threw all of them!!  I ended up with 3 major piles.   {Cause I’m not counting all the wood ones. I’ve yet to decide what will become of that stack}

Gold, silver and black frames

Again I used only supplies I had on hand and went to work.  Cleaning up, and sprucing up the frames that need some love.

  • Krylon Maxx metalic silver

Gave this frame the new life it needed.  I think this is one of my favorite revamps.  It was probably the quickest hands down.

These little pallets got a glam new look with some of the same paints used above as well as Modern Masters metallic.

I had to borrow from the grandson’s stash of refrigerator letters but I love how this little project turned out.  Can you guess what it will say?

As for the rest of the frames that only needed a good clean up and something to feature in them.  Again I kept with the rules and used only what I had on hand,  Which for me is more then plenty.

I pulled out every piece of wallpaper, contact paper and wrapping paper {all of which I have way too much of}.

You will have to wait till tomorrow when I reveal my $100 room challenge update week 3.  You won’t believe the free gallery wall this all turned into.  After all I had all this stuff just sitting in my craft room.  Lesson learned use it or lose it.


Thanks so much to the amazing ladies in this group for getting me going.

You can click on the post below to see all their awesome work


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18 Responses

  1. Carolann says:

    Sounds exciting Anj! What a great idea. You have lots going on. Exciting to see it.

  2. Great job on the frames Anj!! And I’m happy to see you in this fun challenge!

    • ARod says:

      Thanks so much for inviting me to this wonderful group it was either you or the other Michelle. I can’t thank you both enough.

  3. Erlene says:

    This is great that you were able to make use of all your frames. Can’t wait to see your finished area.

  4. Mary says:

    I love to revamp old/cheap frames with paint! I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  5. Good job and welcome to the Craft De-stash group. Isn’t it amazing the stuff we accumulate but you made good use of what you had.

  6. Sue says:

    Honestly Anj, with all the thrifting you do, this is the perfect group for you to be involved with. I can’t wait to see what you created.

  7. Fabulous that you were able to make something of your frames! Can’t wait to see what you get up to 🙂

  8. LydiaF says:

    This is awesome! Can’t wait to see your gallery wall because you have an amazing collection of frames! 🙂

  9. Molly says:

    So fun! I’m like you and totally collect interesting frames 🙂 Great upcycle and way to reuse them for your space!