Sunday, April 1, 2012

~DIY picture frame~

 I wanted to show you a frame I made that was super simple!
I had this blank wall in our master closet that I knew I wanted a large piece of art for. 
I also had this photo of our daughter when she was 2 that I made from a Polaroid print,
 manipulating it using a water technique.

 I only wish I still remembered how to do this.

It's always been framed in this black frame with white matte. 
I decided to marry this framed photo with a piece I created using a large piece of pine, a stencil, and some paint.
  I painted a piece of large pine wood from Home Depot.
It measures about 24" square
{the frame on the inside measures about 10" square}
The background color is country grey by Annie Sloan, it's kind of a mushroom color.
I then added a damask stencil using black paint.
I got my stencil here.
 When it was dry I lightly sanded the whole piece and gave it a coat of Annie Sloan clear wax.
Then, all that was left to do was use a heavy duty glue, like liquid nails, to attach the frame to the center, and let dry overnight.
Just remember to pick a photo that you won't want to change out, as it is glued on for good! 
I hung it over a coat rack I made from an old piece of salvaged moulding and little wire hooks.



Laura from Top This Top That said...

clever idea! makes a sometimes boring frame look really interesting!

Emma Rose said...

Love it! What a great idea--thanks so much for sharing! May I also ask who made the lovely ruffled bag on the right? So pretty!

Michelle said...

LOVE this idea. Thank you. I'll have to find out how to do that water technique to photos, it looks so cool! I remember hearing about it in a Somerset magazine a while ago:)

Clydia said...

Very cute! Love the idea...thanks 4 sharing.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to know where the ruffled bag is from also. Love it!

Melaine Thompson said...

I got the ruffled bag at farm chicks a couple years back! :)

Carla said...

Neat idea. I also saw one where they used fabric over poster board or some light weight board and clued a frame on it. I need to impliment some of these wonderful ideas you and my other blogger friends keep throwing out there. Thanks for sharing.

Poster Frame said...

I like your idea.Thanks for sharing.

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