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Thursday, May 27, 2010

We've been framed...

I have been wanting to frame our family pictures that we had taken nearly a year ago for a while...GASP!!!! Although, I needed 5 frames and I found some that I really liked at Four Chairs (http://fourchairsunfinishedfurniture.com/art1.html) but at around $79.00 a piece that is waaaaay over of my budget!! So, I had the lovely guys at the Wood Connection make me these frames for $20 a piece ( the overall size is about a 25 x 25 frame with a 12 x 12 opening). I then went to Home Depot and bought moulding to make them look a little more substantial and professional looking. My total cost for the frames and moulding came to $40 a piece...much better!!
Before...use this trusty guy to mitre your cuts...

wood glue, tape and heavy paint cans to attach the moulding

don't forget to putty your gaps/mistakes!!!
Then I painted them black, sanded, distressed (nails and hammer), stained and polyurethaned them.


I still need to hang the other 4.
I love them so much I will be making a few more...

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  1. Your frame is beautiful! dont u just love finding ways to get what u want for next to nothing?!

  2. Gorgeous!! I love that frame better than any I've seen in the stores! -Karen

  3. what size is the wood you had cut for the main part of the frame?

  4. Erin, the wood is a 1 x 8 piece of pine. Hope that helps... April

  5. Wow I love this frame. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  6. What did you do for the back of the frame?

  7. The back of the frame is open. The moulding overhangs the 1x8 just a bit so that the picture lays inside it. Then I just put a piece of cardboard against the back of the picture and used picture tacks (the kind you push in with the edge of a knife or a flat head screwdriver to keep it all in place. Hope that helps!


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