Simple Budget-Friendly $2.99 Thrift Store Picture Farmhouse Makeover

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I love simple projects. Like this thrift store picture, I found at the thrift store on one of my visits. It was only $2.99, but I knew I could make it look like a million bucks (well, so to speak haha). Thrift stores normally have TONS of old pictures and picture frames for cheap!


Supply List

Here is the Supply List for the thrift store picture makeover: (These are affiliate links that I have included for your convenience at no extra cost to you.)

Striped Ticking Fabric in Your Color Choice (I got about ½ a yard from Hobby Lobby on sale).

Waverly Chalk Paint in White

Cricut Machine (If you do not have a Cricut, you can use a stencil of your choice!)

220 Grit Sandpaper

Scotch Multiple Purpose Adhesive

Matte Clear Acrylic Coating Spray

Paint Brush

Prep Work for Thrift Store Picture

I started by removing the glass and outdated photo mat. The photo mat had yellowed. The glass was laid to the side. I wiped down the frame with a damp cloth. I gave the frame two coats of the chalk paint, allowing drying time in between coats. After the frame was completely dry, I used my 220 grit sandpaper to distress around the edges. My favorite look is to have some of the original wood peeking through!


Adding Fabric to Thrift Store Picture

I cut my fabric to the 8×10 size of the frame. Spray the back of the fabric with adhesive and place it on the glass, making sure to use my fingers to smooth it out. I trimmed off any access fabric.

Fold Edges Over Glass

Vinyl Quote

The Hubs used our Cricut machine to create the vinyl quote for the frame. You can also use a stencil if you do not have a vinyl machine. I wanted something that would be considered farmhouse décor, so I chose the cow and the farmhouse words. Hubs created the entire vinyl piece. After I applied the vinyl to the fabric, I sprayed a light coat of Matte Clear Acrylic Coating Spray. See another project that I used viny on here.

Amazon Farmhouse Decor

These are my Amazon affiliate links. I make a small commission at no extra cost to you!

Who doesn’t love farmhouse decor? Here are a few items that I use in my home and love!

Here is the final thrift store picture makeover!

This was a very simple project that anyone can do. Even if you do not have a Cricut machine, a stencil would work too. Visit your local thrift store or second-hand store and purchase an old picture frame and give this project a try! Here is another store project! Take a look!

Old Wire Wood Spool Repurposed into a Coffee Mug Display

I always try and see potential in every outdated item whether it be furniture or an old piece of decor. Check out this tray makeover!

Thrift Store Tray Makeover

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it will be.”


2 thoughts on “Simple Budget-Friendly $2.99 Thrift Store Picture Farmhouse Makeover”

  1. I love anything cows and the farmhouse style. This turned out sooo cute and the hubs did a great job on the vinyl piece. One day I would love to get a Cricut machine.

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