Redo a Damaged Frame

Posted by on October 8, 2015 in Crafts, Decor | 13 comments


Redo a Damaged Frame


This frame was a bargain for $4.00 at Hobby Lobby! Yes, a real find, but I needed to “Redo a Damaged Frame”  on this one. The frame was unique with some metal work on it, however, the front of the frame was badly damaged along with the ugly burlap for a picture!

Redo a Damaged frame

First, it was deeply scratched in several places. Because it is black, it is a bit hard to see. Also, there was a gouge in it where the sticky price tag had been. (along with some residue remaining). Lastly, the ugly printed burlap just didn’t do anything for it. 

Redo a Damaged Frame

I removed the inside board. The burlap was glued on and tore off quite easily. I sanded it down and spray painted it black. That was easy, so I thought I could do the same with the frame. No problem, right?


After using goo-gone on the sticky stuff, sanding it down, and painting it. I still could see the flaw in the corner. Also, the scratches were very noticeable. I did it a second time and it still wasn’t perfect. 

If it wasn’t going to get perfect, I thought I’d try to camouflage it by doing a little sponge painting in a slightly lighter shade, but that looked bad! It looked like I was trying to hide something which is just what I was doing.

Finally, I got some black Textured Spray Paint. When I started to cover the metal with tin foil to protect it from the spray, I discovered some little screws and easily took the metal off the frame. That made it so easy to spray it. Just one nice coat of that spray and everything was taken care of. No scrapes, gouges, or mistakes showed through! Yea! Finally, the finish was textured and looked great! 

I decoupaged a verse on the inside board, mounted it, and now it is off to a fundraiser for the Children’s Shelter of Cebu. It took a few tries, but now I know how to redo a damaged frame! Next time, I won’t need to go through all those steps! Now, after reading this post, you know how to redo a damaged frame, easily, too!

Redo a Damaged Frame

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  1. Nicely done Phyllis! I need to get me some of that textured spray paint! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your tips with us at Talented Tuesday.

    • It took a few tries!

  2. So pretty. Its great to re-do things when you can. Great gift idea too. Thanks for linking up to Tips and Tricks. Hope to see you again tonight.

    • It is great to redo them when you find a great bargain!

  3. Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing with the Alder Collective Link Party! We are happy to have you!

    • Thank you and I’ll be back!

  4. Great fix idea. Pinned! Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday link party. Please join us again next week and invite your friends to join.

  5. This turned out great! I love the look of the textured spray paint….so cool! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

    • Yes, I don’t know why it took me so long to figure it out!

  6. Great fix …love it …Thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time

    • It took a few tries, but I finally got it. I’ll use it again, too!

  7. Very cool and I love that verse! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home.


    • It finally turned out! Frustrating at first, however.

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