Friday, July 22, 2016

Reclaimed Wood Frames

A hubby who will find free old fencing on Craigslist, hurry to its location to grab it before it is all gone, haul home 5 sections and take them all apart is a good hubby!

And I am thankful every day to be married to a good man who supports what I do. 

Old cedar fencing makes the best signs and small items like these fun "frames".
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I ran four pieces through the planer (at first I typed blender?!) because it is quicker and less dusty than sanding.  I painted each board a different color-- light yellow, minty aqua, bright green, and turquoise. 

I then cut twelve 12" pieces and joined them together with small boards on the back to make four frame boards that measure 12" x 16".
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For two frames, I cut leather belt pieces in triangles for corner photo holders. 
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Because this belt had the lines in it I had to make sure and cut the diagonals opposite directions.
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Using an 8"x10" piece of cardstock as a guide, I laid out the corners, drilled through the leather, and then used roofing tack nails to secure them.  
For the other two frames (I'm only showing one of each), I used plumbers tape actoss the corners, again using the cardstock as my guide.
These would be beautiful unpainted as well with a gorgeous colored photo.  i like the black and whites with the colored wood frames.
They are quick and easy and can be made any size.
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  1. I really like your rustic take on repurposing your wood for the frames. I like the colors you chose and I especially like using the leather and metal pieces on the wood. An excellent way to display beloved photos!


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