Sunday, February 1, 2015

Tutorial - ASCP Frame Upgraded

The wooden frame had a rough life, The back was a piece of cardboard covered with that old masking tape top to bottom. One corner was nailed with tiny furniture tacks and they had cracked the edges of the frame as well as holding nothing together. The heavy mirror shifted around inside the frame.

Stripped the tape and cardboard from the back of the frame, pulled the various nails, removed the mirror (and cleaned it).

Used carpenters glue and 3 clamps to hold the frame shape as it dried. 

Next was some Durham's water putty. Used a clean salmon tin, spoon, knife, bamboo skewer, a stiff bristle (narrow) paintbrush and a sanding sponge.  

Applied and wiped smooth over the dents and scratches and layered and carved gently for the corners that had missing wood. Sanded smooth.

Painted 2 coats of ASCP Primer Red (dried between coats).


Inserted the mirror. 

Needed to make a fresh 'backing'. Used brown kraft paper cut to the size needed (about 1/8" less than the size of the frame, all around). 

Glued the paper to the back. Replaced the screw eyes and added the new wire through the eyes.

Sprayed back lightly with water so the paper would dry taunt. 


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  1. Wow, great job! Thanks for showing us how it's done!

  2. Well done, thanks for sharing! Have a happy new week ahead!

  3. Well done if I say so myself. Thanks for showing us, now I'm gonna share with Mr. C. since he needs all the help he can get :-}. Love the color too!

  4. A task like this is always easier when someone can show you how to do it step by step.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Joy.

  5. thanks so much for showing us how to do this

  6. Well done!
    I bought my first tin of ASCP on Saturday and have put two coats on an old dresser - waiting for good daylight to see how I've done.

  7. Great job! I always love learning new ways to repurpose items. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Well, aren't you fabulous! You did a great job, Joy :) I always admire you ladies who can repurpose an item. Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  9. I have replaced the briwn paper backing on frames many times, but never knew that spraying the backing paper with water would tighten it. Good tip. Thanks Joy. Have a wonderful rest of the week.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  10. I love how you are always giving new life to things Joy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Nice job saving your frame. So much better than buying a new one! Thanks for linking up to Tips and Tricks. Hope to see you next week.


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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