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Thrift Store Picture Frame Turned Mercury Glass French Poem Wall Art

Learn how to turn a thrift store picture frame into a mercury glass French poem wall art.

thrift store diy mercury glass wall art

Today I’m very excited to share this awesome French script stenciled mercury glass wall art upcycled from a thrift store frame.

I was the lucky recipient of a Cutting Edge Stencil in a giveaway last month hosted by  Casa Watkins  and the awesome ladies of the Create and Share Blogger Challenge.

I was able to choose the stencil that I wanted up to $50! How awesome is that? I have always loved French graphics and was immediately drawn to this beautiful French poem.

However, there were so many beautiful stencils I had a tough time narrowing it down.

Disclosure: This post is made possible in collaboration with Cutting Edge Stencils and contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Cutting Edge Stencils provided the stencil featured in this post. All opinions, images and DIY projects are mine. 

I received my order within a week, and not only did it come packaged great, but they also gave me two small free stencils that go perfectly with this French style!

Let me just say, I have been using stencils for years-you know the ones bought at the big box stores with a 40% off coupon?

Ladies, there is something to be said in buying a product from a company that specializes in that product. You ready to see the before?  This was a $5 thrift store find:

Thrift Store Picture Frame

thrift store picture frame

First I gave the picture a couple of coats of spray paint using Krylon metallic chrome spray paint

diy mercury glass from a thrift store frame


I used vinegar to get the “mottled” effect of Mercury glass. I then taped the stencil to the picture with painters tape and used a Gold paint pen to color in the stencil.

There was no bleeding at all, which has been a problem with stencils I have used in the past.

mercury glass diy mirror 

side view mercury glass diy mirror

thrift store picture

Here it is featured on Cutting Edge Stencils website. Of course, this totally made my day!

french poem stencil



I am in love with this original piece of art. It looks so pretty in my living room. If you liked this DIY wall art, you may also like these DIY ideas:

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