Turn A Picture Frame Into A Distressed Vanity Tray

Posted in January 2013 Newsletter

We found this little picture frame at Goodwill for .99 cents.  It’s very simple and unassuming, but we thought it would be a really example of what you can do with a little imagination.

We took this picture frame and within less than an hour had a cute little distressed vanity tray.  Our daughter Hannah has already requisitioned it for her room.

Most of us probably have some simple picture frame or small mirror laying around the house that would make a great vanity tray.

So, here’s what we did.  Hope you enjoy!

distressed vanity tray

Tools Needed

  • small picture frame (with glass) or small mirror
  • chalk paint (2 colors)
  • paintbrush
  • sandpaper or steel wool
  • wax (optional)

1)  Paint the frame with your main color.  We did a basic white on this one

distressed vanity tray

distressed vanity tray

 

 

2) Paint the glass with your second color.  We used a dark charcoal gray

distressed vanity tray

3)  Let the paint dry, then distress

When thoroughly dry distress as desired using the sandpaper around corners, edges and raised areas

distressed vanity tray

 

distressed vanity tray

 

4)  Add wax if desired, otherwise you can now use it as a cute little vanity tray

 

distressed vanity tray

distressed vanity tray

 

 

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