Budget Tip of the Day: Picture Frames
Give new life to any picture frame by adding some decorative molding. This trim molding idea is a fun, smaller project that will add character to your frame and give it that extra special touch. Flat frames will work best for this project. Have your molding cut to size and then simply attach it to the frame using wood glue. Let it dry completely and then give it a couple coats of spray paint in the color of your choice. Check out my step by step process below.
Here is what I started with. I picked up this 2-pack of frames for $1.00 at the thrift store. They were nice and flat–so perfect for this project. I bought one 8 ft. piece of dental trim molding at Lowe’s for $7.00. I measured my frame and cut the molding to size.
I attached the pieces with a little wood glue. Don’t worry if the molding design doesn’t match up perfectly in the corners. It rarely does.
Some of the corners didn’t match up perfectly, so I used some wood filler to fill in the gaps.
Some white spray paint, a few of my pictures, and voila!
I think they turned out great. It was such a simple and cheap project. The hard part was choosing which molding to use. They had a lot of designs that I liked, but in the end I went with this one because it was on sale. I hope this week has inspired you to try your hand at some molding.