Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Bedroom Makeover Part 2 ~ DIY Picture Frame

For one of the walls in my bedroom I want to do a photo wall but didn't want to spend a ton on picture frames.  I wanted something new and colorful so I decided to use what I had to create this new frame. 

Remember these pictures I had in my room before?

I got these awhile ago from the dollar store they are just glass with the metal clips on the outside.  

 I used my favorite kind of wood, you got it 1x4's.  I used my saw to cut these at a 45 degree angle and routered out the back for the glass to fit into.  

I wanted a nice pop of color in my room so I gave it a couple coats of paint.  

I created my own matte and used the existing backing from the glass frame.

 I used nails that I hammered in on an angle to keep everything secure and added a bracket to the back. 

Viola a new picture frame that didn't cost me anything, those are my favorite kind of projects. 

On another note, as some of you are enjoying the seasonal changes of spring and the beautiful weather that comes with it here in Alberta country we are having our annual snow storm.

Yesterday as I was sitting outside of my sons Karate this was the view I had.  Keeping in mind just days before you could see the grass.

After two days of this weather and 12 inches of snow later this is what we ended up with.  Thank Goodness for 4x4 or I wouldn't be going far.

The kids loved it, so much snow they could make tunnels and have their own sledding hill right out the front door. 


Libby said...

Your wedding picture is gorgeous and I'm super impressed that you know how to router! The frame is great and I love the color! We live in Florida, but I'm a mid-west girl and I really miss snow!

Erica said...

The picture frame came out awesome!

Kristina @ ReMadeSimple said...

Picture frame turned out cute! We usually get snow here but felt like we missed out this winter!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I love how that frame turned out! So pretty! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

That turned out so Beautiful!! I love the color! I bet you are having fun in the snow! I live in Utah and we really haven't had much snow this winter. I wish we would have gotten more so my kids could have gone out more and played.
Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Beautiful frame! The color looks great...and love the photo.