Upcycled Vintage Monogrammed Photo Frame

Upcycled Vintage Monogrammed Photo Frame

Posted by DecoArt on May 14th 2019

Update an old frame and repurpose it into a home décor piece with Americana® Acrylics.


    • paper towels
    • hot glue gun
    • craft knife
    • wooden letter
    • wooden frame
    • 1 sheet white cardstock
    • pencil
    • paintbrushes



    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.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the letter with Sweet Mint.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. 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.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Once the insert is dry, dip a fine tip paintbrush in Wedgewood Blue and paint small dots throughout.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. 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.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. 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.
    12. Instruction #6