Jan 29, 2012

A Salvaged Frame

I found this frame at my favorite salvage store last week.

I liked the chunky size but not the veneer.


I thought the back side had some potential.  It is real wood and pretty rough.
So I cleaned it up a bit.
Then I cut some chicken wire down to size and stapled it to the front side of the frame.
Now to get ready for the spray paint...
I want the paint to be all chippy so I am using the "vaseline technique".
(I used up all my vaseline but this is a similar "goop")
Spray paint it a flat white.  Let it dry completely before scraping.
Using a spackle knife - scrape the 'goop' off and also other areas that I want the wood to show.
Where the "goop" was it looks like the paint was really chipped off.
I can think of so many ways to use this....
For today...this is where it will go.
A salvaged frame given a whole new look....
to see more ways to make things look old CLICK HERE
to see how I decorate with salvaged items, take my home tour HERE
for my secret glazing technique Click Here
If you like this shabby style go HERE to see my bedroom decor.

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74 comments :

A Cottage Muse said...

This is such a great idea...I haven't tried the vaseline trick yet, thanks for the tip!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my gosh that is soooo cool!!! I love how it came out!!
I have never heard of the vaseline technique ~ that gives an awesome finish ~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute, cute, cute.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very cute. You have a good eye for re purposing. Thanks for sharing your method.

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

Thanks for showing the Vaseline technique..I've never seen it done...only heard about it!
It looks really rustic and fantastic!
xo

April @ The Painted Cupboard said...

Awesome!!!! Vaseline and paste wax make the "chippy" look so perfect!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

OMGoodness! This turned out sooo AWESOME! I heard about the Vaseline tip, but I never tried. Thanks for the tutorial. I have a few frames around here, I'm gonna give this a try.

Bliss said...

I seriously get all excited when I see you have a new post! Great timing on this one....my own Holly and I went junking yesterday-her first time- and she really liked the chicken wire memo boards we saw. She was the excited one! MOM, can we make one of those? I haven't sold her on the white chippy look yet, she leaned toward the solid barn wood style, but I can't wait to make one for her.

Mine - it will be all chippy just like the one you made. Or is that faux chippy?

~Bliss~

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I have never heard of this technique, but I will be trying it on a little shelf I'm painting now. Copycat here! thank you SO much for sharing. It looks so cute!!

♥Linsey

Kelly said...

I really love that project! It looks perfect as a backdrop for your star tied with burlap ribbon. I've never seen that technique before using vaseline like that. That's really neat! I also never would've thought to use the back side of the frame instead either. Smart!

Bente said...

I love it. It became so beautiful. You are so good at this.

Hugs Bente

Gail said...

Now that is just amazing! I was just trying figure out how I could do that exact same thing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful technique using Vaseline. Enjoy your day, Gail

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love the way you displayed the new frame...I think it is perfect there!!

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Wow - this turned out great! I was wondering how people use the baseline technique so thanks for sharing how you did it. I really like how you hung it on the old door when you were finished too.

Lindsay said...

Holly, Great find! I love the frame and what you did with it. I love using the vasaline technique it's the best for chippy goodness. It totally adds to your Cute door. Great job! I am so glad you visit my blog. I love seeing what you post you do. Have a great week. I wish we lived close we would have so much fun shopping for "junky treasures" together wouldn't we.. Have a great day :)
I hope you didn't mind me putting your door picture on my blog. I wrote up a little more about you and your blog and told people to come to your blog to "pin" your pictures.
Thanks,
Lindsay @ Country Girl Home

Sandy said...

What a creative way to spruce up a frame... brilliant! And, I love how you can change it out at a moments notice. xoso Sandy

awal.ny said...

I think your frame turned out great. I have never hear of using Vaseline, I will have to try it out.

Brooke said...

Such a great idea to use the back side! Your house is awesome by the way.

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

What a great idea! It turned out so cute-love the chicken wire :)

Revi said...

I almost didn't recognize it! You took the flaws and made them assets. I like that you also painted the chicken wire!
-Revi

The Cranky Queen said...

Love that vaseline technique. The frame looks sooooo old! Love it. Tiff

Debbiedoo's said...

This is fantastic. I have never heard of the Vaseline technique. You can rest assure I will be trying this sometime. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

jeannie maxwell said...

Love it! Thanks for the goop tip!
:)

Amy Kinser said...

I love using chicken wire in old windows and frames. Yours looks great. I, for one, have never ever seen vaseline used this way. Fabulous technique, my friend.

Jaime said...

Love, love, love it.
With that said.
I love it.

Jill said...

I love this! It looks fantastic! i wish I could find such great things!

Jill said...

I love this! It looks fantastic! i wish I could find such great things!

chateau chic said...

Who would have thought to use the back of an old frame?? Only someone as creative as you! Love the end result.
Mary alice

Fishtail Cottage said...

Love that frame - so fantastic!!!

Kristin said...

I love chicken wire, and I love the whole display!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the way the frame turned out. I have never heard of the Vaseline
technique. I am going to have to try it.

Orange it Lovely said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the techniques and the embellishments!
Tana

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

Holly, I love this! I think if I could rename my blog, it would be chippy and chicken wire. ;) Those are 2 of my favorites! Hope you have an amazing week!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

I love your chippy frame,, I need to try that vaseline technique.

Pamela said...

Looks fabulous Holly!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice call flipping it around. Sometimes the back has so much more character. Beautiful job. I love it.

Shannon said...

That is so cute. Thanks for the "goop" trick. I'm putting vaseline on my shopping list!

Shannon

It's All Connected said...

This looks wonderful and I will be stealing this idea! ~ Maureen

Tammy said...

Love it!!!!! I never heard of that technique. I must try that one. I live the burlap bow with the star. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. I hope you can visit me sometime too:) I am pinning this. I am new to Pinterest.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I love this frame. I particularly love the chicken wire because you could attach seasonal things to it and use it all year. I'm new to blogging and I'm your newest follower.

frugal-interior-design said...

Love that you flipped the frame to use the back as the new front. Thanks for the "chippy" tip!

. said...

It looks awesome! I've never tried the Vaseline trick...definitely will add to my must try list. :)

The Elegant Chateau said...

Clever idea, love the shabby look! Thanks for sharing the Vaseline technique. Diane

Darling @ Junque 'n my Trunk said...

Clever! I love the frame. Visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

i came back to peek again.....i'm so in love with that frame! xoxo

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I~love~this~frame! I have never heard of this technique so thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try this method out!

~Shanon

Heaven's Walk said...

How cool is that??? I love this technique, Holly! So easy and so convincing! It probably wouldn't work as well if you paint the item with a brush, right....??

xoxo laurie

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I'm looking forward to trying this technique. Thanks for sharing it with us! Your frame looks really beautiful!

Ann said...

Your chippy frame is fantastic. I haven't heard of the vaseline technique, but I can't wait to try it. I'm a new follower.

Casandra said...

Thanks for the informative post and new technique. Great blog---I am going to follow you!

Old Souls Emporium said...

I try not to use vaseline due to it's contents but would love to try something simuliar - thanks for the tip !!

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Brooke said...

I linked to this post and used a picture. I hope that is okay!

Karen said...

Hello. Did you put the Vaseline over the entire frame or only in certain areas?

Jaione said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!! I´ll follow you!!!

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Anonymous said...

Did you realize that this is a empire frame, which dates it to before the civil war? It's a shame that it was in a salvage place and not cared for as it should have been. Your technique is great and it is wonderful that you shared it. I just wish people were more educated on their antiques. You may have already know all of this and not cared. In my part of the country it is hard to find old antiques from this period.

JP designs said...

Fantastic tutorial...thank you for the great tips and photos. I will be trying this one out real soon!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I just found you via Pinterest. This is a great project!

Thanks for sharing.
Pam

Sketching Artist said...

I have never heard of this magical trick. I can't wait to try. So innovative turning the frame around! Clever. I am new to your blog. I will have to thoroughly see what all you have been up to. You have a lovely sense of style.
Thanks so much for posting several pictures and detail shots of the project. It really helps to see what is going on.

Ashley C. said...

Wow - I love it! I can't wait to try this technique!

Momma Bear said...

You could clip pictures to the chicken wire for a photo collage! Cute frame!

Infarrantly Creative said...

This turned out fantastic! I love it!

Natalie @ NorthShore Days said...

Wow I love how this turned out. I'm so using this technique for sure. I usually use a candle and run it where I want the paint to look chippy - but this looks so much easier. Thank you for showing us how

Candy said...

How neat. I would never have thought to use the BACK side of the frame. Love the way it turned out. Im now following you. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Jean said...

this is great!! perfect back of frame to start with..

off to see more techniques by you.
thanks to pinterest posts....=)

blessings
barb

The Altered Bee said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to try it!

Barbara Jean said...

commented on this before, and still love it....
?? your burlap ribbon looks very soft. what I have found is stiff and hard to work with. (4" ribbon/jute)
what is yours and/or where did you get it??

thanks so much.

wonderful year...blessings in 2013

Anonymous said...

When applying the vaseline is it a thin coat over entire surface or just around the edges?

Piera said...

I love the rustic scich! and I love the frames! a good project simple but effective .. anchio these days I'm finishing a project .. come and browse! kisses

Jane said...

A ninetieth century ogee mahogany veneer Empire frame. I've seen them submerged in a pond to soak off vaneer hopelessly more chipped than that, to get to the pine underneath, and refinish it with the warmth of orange shellac. But I've never seen anyone staple chicken wire to the front of one of them. Maybe it's not too late for reclaiming the pine?

Rachel Estes said...

I just found this post, and I love it! I hope you don't mind that I linked to you on my blog! You can see it here if you like! http://littlebitsofeverythingqce.blogspot.com/2013/06/pinned-it-friday-rachel-edition.html
Thanks for all of your awesome ideas!! Rachel @ Little Bits of Everything

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I have yet to try the vaseline aging. Your frame turned out awesome! I'll have to try this soon. I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond, if you care to. It is live Tuesdays at about 6:00 EST. Have a great weekend!

Deborah

Judy Barnes said...

This is amazing! You blog is superb. I have bookmarked it. Many useful things you have shared keep posting thumbs up!
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