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Upcycled Vintage Monogrammed Photo Frame

Americana® Acrylics

Upcycled Vintage Monogrammed Photo Frame
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Upcycled Vintage Monogrammed Photo Frame

designed by Sonja Stevens

Update an old frame and repurpose it into a home d├ęcor piece with Americana┬« Acrylics.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Morning Mist (DA359)
  • Sweet Mint (DA317)
  • Wedgewood Blue (DAO38)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • hot glue gun (with clear glue sticks)
  • craft knife
  • wooden letter
  • wooden frame (vintage)
  • 1 sheet white cardstock (cardboard or Bristol board: optional)
  • pencil
  • paintbrushes (including fine tip brush)


NOTE: Disassemble the photo frame, removing any glass and/or backing. Clean the frame to remove any dirt or grease. Allow paint to dry fully between coats. Apply a second coat as needed to achieve desired coverage.

  1. Paint the wooden frame with Wedgewood Blue.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the letter with Sweet Mint.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Cut out and insert a white background into the frame (i.e. from cardboard, Bristol board, or cardstock). If there was an insert photo already in place, paint it White. Let dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Once the insert is dry, dip a fine tip paintbrush in Wedgewood Blue and paint small dots throughout.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Cut out a white photo mat (i.e. from cardboard, Bristol board or cardstock) or use the existing white photo mat. Paint thin lines diagonally onto the border with Morning Mist.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using a pencil, mark the position of the letter and glue the letter in place with a hot glue gun and clear craft glue. Re-assemble the photo frame.
    Step 5 Example