If you are a fan of handmade work and do-it-yourself in general, surely you will have recycled old objects that you no longer use to give them new life and maybe making it change function. In this guide we will explain how to recycle old frames quickly and easily . Surely it happens over time to get tired of always seeing the usual frames around the house and sometimes it takes a modernization. So let’s see together how to proceed to create new frames.
If you live in a seaside town you could collect small shells and pebbles of various colors, which will then have to be washed in water and soap.It will be very fun to get the material useful for the work to be done in this way. You must keep in mind that it will always be possible to buy them in special nets at the ‘DIY’ centers. You will also have to buy hot glue and non-toxic transparent varnish. If the frames you intend to recycle have grooves, you will also need the universal putty paste, then at home, you will have to place everything on a work surface protected by some sheets of newspaper.
With a cloth soaked in water and alcohol, you must clean and dry the surfaces well, then you should eventually make sure to level the latter with the putty and let it dry perfectly. Now, after spreading the hot glue, start gluing the pebbles, alternating sizes and colors to get a more ‘lively’ result. At the end, let the glue dry leaving the frames laid down and placing a weight on it (a heavy book will be fine). As soon as the glue has completely solidified, you will have to start passing the clear varnish onto the coating, giving your compositions a perfectly polished and shiny appearance. For optimal work, it must be left to dry for at least one day.
At this point you will almost come to the end of the execution: the original frames, are ready to contain their favorite photographs and to embellish every type of setting, in fact they lend themselves to be safely used both on a modern style furniture, both on antique furnishing accessories. Finally, you can definitely see that the art of recycling, on some occasions, not only serves to reuse objects, saving, but can offer you the opportunity to give vent to the imagination, obtaining creations of great effect.