Rotating Vintage Frame

I like to craft and I like to thrift so when I can craft with thrift store finds…heaven! Add the fact that you can complete this project in under 15 minutes…heaven with a side of french fries!

I found this frame more than a year ago and fell in love with it. My husband? Not so much. I’m sure he thought it was overpriced at $2.99. I’ve got to admit, it was hard looking past the ridiculous (and awesome in it’s own way!) brushed velvet peacock painting and just see a lovely frame. The only reason I didn’t pop some art in it and throw it up on my walls right away was because it has unusual dimensions (very long and skinny). So, I packed it away a closet and pretty much forgot about it. Boo.

I decided to do some wall art reshuffling last week and had an empty space next to my TV that for some reason, made me think of this old frame. Since I still didn’t have any artwork that would fit it and had maybe 15 minutes before Max woke up, I decided to make it a rotating frame. Because of the magnetic clip, I’m able to switch prints or pictures out until my fickle heart is content!

Rotating Vintage Frame

– frame
– strip of metal
– tape or glue
– contact paper
– magnetic clip


1. Gather your supplies. As you can see, I wasn’t sure which clips I was going to use. Feel free to play around with any of these clip options. With a little tweaking, all of them would work.

2. In order to make the picture clip moveable, I taped down a strip of metal toward the top of the frame board. That way I’d be able to center both large and small prints. (Find a thinner piece of metal if you can. You can kinda see mine through the contact paper.) Cover the frame board and metal strip with your contact paper and reassemble frame. I went with a faux wood print but you can use any color you want.

3. Attach clip to your desired artwork and center in place on the frame. Done and done. If I hurry, I might just be able to sneak in a cup of coffee before the little one wakes up!



  1. Hi Vanessa!
    I just found your blog and I am amazed! So many things I like!!!
    I wanted to see this pictures post because I love evrything Vintage, but the pictures don’t appear… :(
    Could you see what is happening, please?
    Thank you!
    Kisses from Portugal!


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