This beachy frame made from reclaimed wood makes me smile every time I look at it. I was inspired by Brooke’s Reclaimed Wood Signs. I saved them on pinterest a couple of years ago.
Easy Beachy Frame From Reclaimed Wood
Repurposed Thrift Store Picture Frame
I forgot to take a picture of the frame before I started painting it, but luckily I found it in my post Recent Finds Fall Edition (2014). When I dug it out of the garage, it was just the frame. The glass and portrait have been long gone. I got a great deal on it, and the booth number tells me it was from Joey’s booth.
Reclaimed Wood Flooring
This old oak flooring has been around for many years. This is the haul I got from a blog friend in 2014. I used it on this IKEA Tarva Hack Challenge years ago. Unfortunately, my stash is dwindling, but I had plenty to make this beachy frame.
Add Floor Planks to Frame
Because I didn’t want to do a lot of sanding, and I was okay with the “rough” look, I used the back side of these old floor planks. I cut them to size on the miter saw. One board had to be ripped on the table saw in order to get the boards to fit the old picture frame.
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Paint Thrift Store Frame
The frame was difficult to paint. Soon, I was wishing I had used my Finish Max. Finally, I watered down the chalk paint to get it to cover all those ornate curly q’s.
Sand & Paint Old Floor Planks for Beachy Frame
I did give a quick sanding to remove splinters, using my orbital sander and a 220 grit sandpaper.
I really liked the beachy shades of blue that Brooke used, so I went to my craft paint shelf and chose these two baskets of blue craft paints.
Four colors were chosen, but in the end I used 3 of the blues and a white. Two of the colors above are very similar.
Of course I used one of my very loved cheap chip brushes. I started with the white boards, then progressed in order of lightest to brightest blue. The same brush was used for all of the boards without cleaning it in between. Seriously, don’t these colors make you smile?
Fasten Floor Planks in Frame
Oh, how I love this Logan Dual Driver Elite for jobs like this. It’s a little pricey, but oh so worth it.
Don’t Forget to Paint the Back
I used the same chalk paint to do a quick coat on the back of the frame. Small things like this really make a huge difference when you’re selling your projects.
Pretty Shades of Blue Beachy Frame
So, here’s my question to you. Brooke added wording to her sweet projects. I don’t have cut out words to add, but I could definitely Chalk or Stencil something on it. I’d love to hear what you think. I’ve already taken it to The Sugar Shack so the paint can cure fully. Not bad for a $2 picture frame, eh?