No Picasso Necessary

DIY Wooden Frame Project

No Picasso necessary in our house!

One day way back when I was pregnant, my then 10 year old, now 11 year old, niece Makayla brought over a picture she drew for her little unborn cousin. When I saw it I couldn’t believe how much time she must have spent on it, she said it was just some cars on a hill – well each little car had exhaust coming out, all of the wheels had rims, the cars had lights, the streets had lanes, I just couldn’t believe she drew this for a baby she hadn’t even met! My pregnancy hormones kicked in and I just knew right away that I had to save it and put it up in his room. Well, I finally got around to it. During a trip to the thrift store I found some old wooden frames, after a little sanding and a new coat of paint to match to his room it was ready for Makayla’s work of art!


DIY Frame Upcycle a wooden frame into something beautiful


This is such a perfect addition to Joaquin’s room, I’ll have fun telling him how his big cousin couldn’t wait to meet him and drew him this picture before he was even born. Hopefully he’ll return the favor and draw her something one day 🙂


Have some frame projects you want to work on, this is so simple!

  1. Using some sand paper on a wooden frame lightly sand the frame. If the frame is in good condition you won’t need to sand it too much. If it has some scrapes, just sand until you’re happy with the finish.
  2. Paint it! You’ll want to elevate the frame on something (I used a box that was laying around from a recent delivery). This is going to help while you’re painting and also for drying
  3. Let it dry for a day
  4. After it’s dry (lightly touch it just to make sure) put the glass back in, add your photo or artwork and hang it up!




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