Sunday, July 17, 2011

Im Back!

I am not sure why, but I have not done a craft project in forever! But today I finally got out in the garage and dug out these old boards that I picked up from a junk pile on the side of the road last summer. My friend and I saw some really cute picture frames a few months back in Minneapolis and this very over priced little shop. Cute but very expensive! So today I finally started to make them. 
 I cut the boards to even lengths, 6 at 20 inches and 3 at 12. I also used some other scrap wood from the hubbs wood pile. I cut wood for 4 total frames. I sanded them a bit and painted each board with acrylic paint & let dry, which took all day since we are at 185% humidity here today!

 I also had a bunch of these old doors, I think they were from an old attic. I painted 3 of them to match the panels I just painted.
 Once the paint was dry I brushed them with wood stain the color was Jackobean, very dark, but I love how it looks. Once the stain was dry I then cut pieces for the back to hold them together and used a nail gun to attach.

 Now to make them into frames! I bought a bunch of different size frames at the dollar store, plus I had some old wood ones here at home. I primed and painted them all white.
 I then laid them out on the wood to see how to arrange them all.  Once I get the photos figured out, I will attach the frames and hang all of them in my hallway going up the stairs.

 I think this one is my favorite!

New wall photo collage coming soon! 


{northern cottage} said...

I'm adoring the vintagey soothing colors you've chosen! well done!

SueAnn said...

Loving this for sure!! The colors are great!
Very cool idea!

Joyce said...

looks good so far, cant wait to see it finished!

Katy said...

Welcome back! I've missed your posts!