DIY Framed Wire Tool Hanger – Re-purpose Old Picture Frames Part 2

DIY Framed Wire Tool Hanger – Re-purpose Old Picture Frames Part 2

This is the second in my How-to Series on Re-purposing Old Picture Frames

Here's my first post with a list of 10 DIY projects to upcycle old picture frames.

The plan was to do this last week, but we had a special delivery just after Thanksgiving.

We welcomed in a new grandson. All my plans for the rest of the week went out the window!

But, I'm back now with a nifty little project for you.

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It's easy.
It's cheap.
It's useful.
It's a great decor item.

 

I'm using it as a tool hanger in my craft room. but really, it could be used for just about anything.

Use it to hang photos, craft supplies, kitchen tools, office supplies…anything goes.

1. I started with an old frame that I had used to display my kids' sports pictures.

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2. To remove the glossy finish, I sanded the frame with a Sanding Sponge, Fine grit.

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3.  Rust-Oleum Painters Touch 2X Spray covers well – so I used the satin dark walnut to paint it.

You could rough it up with the same sanding sponge after painting it to give it an old world look, but I decided to keep it dark brown to match one of my other projects.

4. After painting the frame, I cut the wire fencing to fit the back of the frame with the same wire cutters I use to make jewelry.

I bought the wire fencing (hardware cloth, 19 gauge, 2x5ft. 1/2" mesh) at Menards for $4.49.

 

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Be careful not to jab your hand when working with this wire mesh – it's very unforgiving!

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5. I bent the metal clips down over the edge of the wire mesh to hold it in place that were formerly used to hold the glass.

My daughter cuts a thin piece of wood to cover the mesh on the edges when she makes a similar project for a jewelry holder.

I may eventually do that too, but I'm going for "easy" for now.

6. After assembly, I took apart the traverse clips with another one of my jewelry tools so I could use just the hooks and clips.

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I bought the traverse clips from Menards for $4.97.

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After using my tools to put this framed tool holder together, I just hung them up!

 

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It's kinda like when you go to the store to buy a waste basket, bring it home in a bag, then take it out of the bag and throw the bag away in the waste basket.

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Do you have any old picture frames you don't know what to do with?

I'd love to hear about your DIY projects.

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Happy crafting! 

Here are the first three in this series:

DIY Projects to Upcycle Old Picture Frames Part 1

DIY Framed Wire Tool Hanger – Re-purpose Old PIcture Frames Part 2  (You are here)

DIY Chunky Photo Frame – Re-purpose Old Picture Frames Part 3

DIY French Photo Frame Tutorial – Re-purpose Old Picture Frames Part 4

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Comments

  1. Very good idea and a great tutorial. Happy to discover your site through Handy Man Crafty Woman. Keep  up the good work. 

    • lovemydiyhome :

      Barbara, I just found Handy Man Crafty Woman – looks like an interesting site. Thanks for visiting…I’ll check yours out too.

  2. What a great idea. I love EASY and inexpensive! I've been trying to find my inner crafter (been full of fun an hysterical mishaps!) and this would be a great way to helpI me organize some of my new goodies.  I'm a hoarder by nature, I'm certain I have most of the supplies needed already except hooks. I think this will go on my to do list for after the holidays. I'll be sure to post a pic and let you know 'my version' of how it comes out 🙂

  3. I absolutely love this idea!!  I upcycle often (and blog about it) and I am adding this one to my list.  Think of all of the things I could hang on that frame!  Thanks for sharing!

    • lovemydiyhome :

      Thanks, Beth. Yes, I’ve checked out your blog – Upcycling is a way of life for me! I’m always trying to think up new ways to use something someone else threw away.

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