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Thrift Store Trash to Treasure While shopping at a local charity thrift store, I found this diamond in the rough. Notice the price on the glass there... $3.99 for this beauty! I was so jazzed to find it! I got started on this project piece right away. It was priced so low because the frame and matting had some pretty serious issues. I knew I was going to need to take the frame apart and give it some much needed TLC to help this beauty shine once again.  I LOVE a good bargain and I'm always more pleased with a project when I can use things I already have on hand. So, with this one, I challenged myself to use only items I had on hand. As most crafters know, that can usually be done pretty easily, though it's always fun to check out what's new at the local craft supply stores. I gathered up the supplies I thought I would need, and set off to work.  The first step was assessing the damage on the inside of this piece. This required taking the backing off. Some of the matting ins
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