So I've had these two cheap wooden IKEA frames for a couple years, and decided that they should be something other than white. I also found this cool vintage dictionary on one of my thrift adventures, so I thought it would look really super cool, to combine the two and make the boring frames awesome!
Those are the two frames... I mean they are pretty much begging for a transformation!
This is my thrifted dictionary, and I love finding all of my favorite words and stuff. There have also been some pretty cool old bookmarks hidden inside.
I only needed about two-and-a-half pages to cover both frames.
I found this page appropriate to use...
Get your large brush and MOD PODGE(!) out.
Start with a base coat on the frame so that it will stick better to the actual surface.
Cover the whole frame! I left pieces hanging off to make it look more like a stack of jumbled papers, instead of only straight lines. You can cut them off later:
With an exact-o knife of course! And my brand new, extra sharp knife worked well to cut through the dried glue and thick-ish pages.
Here is one frame done and what it looks like before and after the edges are cut off.
|Before > After|
You might want to do another coat of Mod Podge like I did so you can't see streaks in the paper.
So this frame will be a great way to show all of my art projects or doodles and stuff. Did you notice my two self portraits? Hopefully you like them :).