Thursday, April 10, 2014

~thrifty thursday~{wallpaper picture frame}

Remember this picture of the wallpaper sample that I will be using in our kitchen niche?


Well, it was just that, a sample.

What is one to do with a sample of wallpaper?
Well, you could turn it into a decorative picture frame right?

Pick up one of these.
It doesn't have to be this exact one, it's just the one that I used.


You will want to stain or paint the sides and the back of the unfinished frame.
You can also use Annie Sloan dark wax instead for a quick drying project if you are in a hurry.

Then, flip it over and trace with a pencil onto the wallpaper.
Make sure you trace around the inside opening too.

You could also use paper or fabric for this.


Cut out the paper on the lines but it doesn't have to be perfect.

Apply a thin layer of mod podge over the front of the frame and lay the paper on top.
Quickly and carefully smooth out any air bubbles.
 I like to also use a sanding block to smooth out any bubbles.

If your edges don't line up perfectly, just sand the paper right off.

After I was done I added a little dark wax around the edges to give it a more finished look.

 That's it! 
Print out a photo or use one you already have.
xoxo



10 comments:

Kathleen Leonard said...

Your wallpaper is great. I can't wait to see it in your new kitchen. What a great way to utilize the sample. You have such good ideas on how to really use everything. By the way. How is Harley doing? You are so lucky to have him back. He is a beautiful boy. Sending love to him and your fam while you re-bond. Is that a word? Xo

LISA TRAINOR said...

Excellent quick frame idea, thanks for sharing. And thank you to the beautiful model in the frame! Have a great weekend.

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Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Great idea! I have a beautiful large Schumacher fabric sample that I'd love to make a pillow out of, but there are two grommets right in the middle that I can't figure out how to work around. Trying to make it work!

Acorn to Oak said...

That turned out super cute! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

Lisa Marie Wells said...

What a fun idea and so many options when it comes to wallpaper samples!! Great idea!!

Stephanie said...

Great idea & it's lovely. Thanks. Can't wait to try it.

-kate said...

I have been reading your blog for a long time and I never comment - which is super lame of me. I just wanted you to know that I really enjoy your blog and all the great projects that you dream up. Thank you for all the inspiration. I am so happy for your family that your Harley is home. My kids thought something was really wrong as I cried while reading your post about Harley's homecoming. Have a great weekend.

Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst Interiors said...

Very clever!

Jenny Ross said...

Beautiful frames ! Love them. Really a cute idea.

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