My sister had some old windows at her house and before she moved I asked if I could have them. She didn't have room to everything she had so I got them! I decided I wanted to make a picture frame to hang in our living room. I am really pleased with how it turned out. I put all pictures from the lake that we live at. I love having on the wall and it makes me happy everytime I look at it!
So here is how I did it:
First I wiped down the frame and sanded it off.
Then I painted an undercoat of brown.
Over the brown layer I painted a green layer. I didn't worry too much about getting the paint on the glass because I used a razor blade to clean it off later.
Then I did the distressing on it. I tried to do it by hand with sandpaper but it wasn't really happening.
So I switched to the sanding mouse- I like this little guy!
Then I cleaned the paint off the glass with a razor blade, cleaned it up and put a finishing wax on the frame part.
I cut scrapbooking paper to matte the photos and taped them in. I was going to use a spray adhesive but I thought I may want to change them out at some point.
I was proud of myself on this project, I drilled the holes and installed the hardware myself!
I then glued on the sunflower accents that I made- I will post about how I did that later.
We tied on a rope to hang it on the wall. So pretty!!
Some detail pics.
Close up of the distressing.
Detail of rope hanger.
Close up of sunflower accent.
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