Reclaimed Wood Chic Picket Frame

May 23, 2012 by 17 Comments

I love photography, especially pictures of my sweeties.   My new favorite diy project is my reclaimed wood chic picket frames.  They are awesome wall art and the hardware make it simple to change out the pictures often!
A few months ago I found {this} on the side of the road and knew that it had huge potential…doesn’t all reclaimed wood have incredible possibilities {here}!  From the outside this was a thing of total beauty but on the inside it had some major rotting issues and only a portion of the wood could be used.
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 My hubby cut these down into 18″ tall and 17″ wide frames, then I sprayed
a coat of Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear Glossy Enamel to help control the chipping!
Reclaimed Wood Chic Picket Frame @Its_Overflowing
 I picked up some mini-clothespins…
 and gave them a coat of the same paint that I used on my Anthro Chandelier Makeover {here].
 When the spray paint had dried, I used the yellow color in
my favorite chalkboard markers {here} and {here} to paint some diagonal stripes.
Then, using an 8×10 picture I measured where I wanted
to place my clothespins and affixed them with my hot glue gun.
Reclaimed Wood Chic Picket Frame @Its_Overflowing
I absolutely love taking pictures – as many of you know from my free bloggy
photography course {here}!  Being able to switch these frames so easily is the biggest treat EVER!
Here’s one finished…and here it is on my mantel!
Just in case, I had added a sawtooth hook on the back!  Are you like me!?!?

Can you not go an entire month without re-situating at least a couple dozen items!?

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I made more with new boards — check it out!

DIY Frame Tutorial

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17 Responses to “Reclaimed Wood Chic Picket Frame”
  1. WOW! Aimee this is awesome! You take great pictures of your work, too! Very fun!

    We would LOVE for you to stop over and link up this awesome idea in our Crafty Saturday Showcase. The Showcase runs Saturday through Thursday. Then our Designers will pick their top linked up picks and feature them on Friday! Stop over and join in the fun! We have a linky for crafty bloggers and ETSY/Business Bloggers!

    Have a great weekend,
    Susie
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/26/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-3/

  2. Jenn says:

    I am so impressed!

  3. Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com says:

    What can I say but ‘absolutely fabulous’. I love this and think our readers will do also. I would like to invite you to come link it up at our linky party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

  4. Thank you so much for linking up in our Saturday Showcase this past week! We were thrilled to have you and hope that you stop back in on Saturday and link up more crafty ideas!

    Have a super weekend!
    Susie at Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/

  5. Taylor-Ann says:

    Totally adorable. I love it. It would be sweet if you shared this with my readers at Show Off Monday @kampen Lane.

    http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/06/show-off-monday-9.html

    ~Taylor-Ann

  6. Velud'arte says:

    Love that! Fantastic!

  7. What a terrific frame. I love the pop of color that the painted clothes pins provide. What a great memento!

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