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Friday, May 20, 2011

Photo Picture Frame

Here is my fun project that was featured on Not Just a House Wife!
A couple months ago I saw this frame at Rod Works that I loved!!  I had the perfect wall for it!  I am the cheapest thriftiest person I know!!  So I thought to myself, I can probably make something like it!!
   So the journey began!
This is my lovely red wall!  Right now I have a collage of pictures in cheap frames that I didn't love.  I was ready for something new!!  With my inspiration frame in mind this is what I did!

 I got this old mirror, it came from my parents house. They were remodeling we were finishing our basement bathroom.  But it didn't fit in the bathroom.  I stuck it in the back of my craft room closet for another day!!  It's day came.  

  I pulled the mirror out (with my husbands help, it was heavy) and painted the frame black
 I ordered a huge (36x40) piece of sheet metal from my local heating and air conditioning guys and painted it black.
I rounded up as many frames as I could.  I got them from everywhere, the dollar store, my moms house, Wal Mart, DI. I only had one requirement, they have some detail on them. 
 I chose three colors of spray paint and painted the frames.
Rust-oleum's Lagoon (satin)
Valspar's Berry (gloss)
and Kyrlon's White (gloss)

After the frames got man coats of paint and were all dried I antiqued them with 
Valspar Antiquing Glaze.  

This is my first time using this stuff, I really liked it.  Easy on and off!!

One thing I learned about antiquing frames is that if they have too much detail the antiquing looks bad.  I did one frame and repainted it. 

After the frames were all dried I took off the back kick stand (not sure if that is what it is called).  Then I glued a lot of magnets to the back of the frame. I used gorilla glue to glue them on!  I don't want those babies to slip!! (I put all the glass back into the frames)
 After the metal was all dry, my husband helped me put the metal in the frame.
 I love this part of the family proclamation, my sister in law had me make them for her at Christmas time and I have wanted it up in my house somewhere.  I thought this would be the perfect spot!!
I made a 10x10 label.  I put the label right on the metal.
 This is what the frame looks like before all the small frames a put on.  I wanted to show you how big it is!! 
 After we hung it on the wall I put on all my frames!
(Sorry the pictures aren't the best, it is in a space that is hard to get a good shot of)
I love this look!  One of the best parts is that when I want to change the pictures it will be so easy, plus we can rearrange the pictures daily!!
I love how it turned out!!  One thing that I am most excited about it the cost!  Most of the supplies I had on hand.  I only ended up spending around $30!! Not to shabby!!

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Miss Charming said...

What a great idea! I love the fact that you can move the pictures around. (I just might have to make one for my daughter's room.)

La-Dee-da crafter said...

I love that you put the family proclamtaion on it. So cute. I need one of these. Question: did you take the glass out of the mirror? Maybe you said that and I didn't see it.
This is so sweet!!! What a great way to display photos.

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

This is so clever & cool. I love it. And thanks for the tip about the antiquing stain. Thanks you for linking up to Fab Friday.

Warmly, Michelle

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Katherines Corner said...

Well done! Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I'm following now. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner and say hello and maybe even enter my latest giveaway. Hugs!

Idona said...

You are awesome Kassey.! I love your blog and when I get my act together I will be placing some orders from you!!!

Heather said...

That's so cool! Nice job!

I sent you an invite to Pinterest- have fun on there! :)