Happy Friday! I hope y’all are having a wonderful week.
It’s been busy around here so far this summer. This week, we were lucky to have good friends come visit us with their baby and we even had a storm knock the power out. It has been a little crazy.
But, last week we had several rainy days (as usual) where I did have a chance to spend some time updating a small space in the house. This included adding some new wall art.
While I was out shopping for something or other, I bought a pretty new print for $4. I didn’t have a frame for it’s size, but $4 is so affordable I couldn’t pass it up. I was just going to have to get creative…so I made my own. A rustic, diy , wall art frame.
*I apologize ahead of time for how dark these photos are, but it literally rained ALL week long.*
Here’s how I made it:
I grabbed some of the wood planks I still have left over from when we built our patio table and had my husband cut them to size for me at 34 l x 26 1/2 w.
I filled some holes with wood filler, then I glued them together with wood glue like so;
Then I stained my newly put together frame with Minwax stain in Dark Walnut (that I had left over from this project) to give the frame a nice dark base.
When that dried, I went over it with a very light coat of Minwax Finishing wax. I applied a light coat of wax before the paint, so that I would get a few spots where the paint wouldn’t stick and I would get some chipping.
Then, I painted it with a few coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Linen.
When the layers of paint had dried, I sanded and distressed the frame to my liking and finished it with another coat of the finishing wax.
For the “glass” I just took apart a cheap plain poster frame that I had up in the attic (you know the kind) and used the plexi glass and backboard from that one for this one. I used a staple gun to attach it.
That’s it. Another easy peasy, diy project.