Wednesday, July 28, 2010
First, I had the nice man at Home Depot cut 3/4" sanded plywood into 20" x 22" rectangles. You can make your frames whatever size you want. I wanted mine to be larger so I could display 8"x10" photos as well as the boys artwork from school.
I let this dry overnight and then painted it Carolina Gull by Benjamin Moore. While the "mat" was drying, I made 2" stripes on the frame and dry brushed it with Nomadic Desert by Sherwin Williams. After the stripes were dry, I then distressed the stripes by hand sanding them.
Here is the finished product. I used wood glue to apply the mat to the frame. You can also use a nail gun to secure the corners if you wish. I used Nailess Sawtooth Adjustable Picture Hangers on the back of the frame. I found these at Hobby Lobby, and you just hammer them into the back of your frame.
These frames are easy to make and the possibilities are endless. The frames you see in this post are for sale if you decide not to make them yourself. I do have another frame that is 16"x22" that is the same color without stripes that is also for sale. If you are interested, just email me for pricing.
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