Wednesday, January 8, 2014

West Elm Inspired Frame

I was browsing Pinterest the other night and came across this cute frame from West Elm.  I clicked the link to see if it was still available.  No, it isn't.  Bummer.  I actually liked the black and white graphic front.


Well guess what, I can make my own.  


I had one of these wooden frames from Michael's in my craft stash.

 

 I gave it a couple coats of white paint.

 

You can see here where I used a ruler and drew the lines like the original frame.  I was sure to shade the areas that would get paint so I wouldn't confuse myself.
  
I painted the shaded areas with black.  I painted free hand with no tape.  When it was dry, I gave it a coat of mod podge to seal everything in.  It also gave the frame a little sheen.  It is the perfect frame to put a photo of two of my favorite people.

 



 
The black and white pattern works for this little table.

  

How about a side by side?  Such a cheap and simple project.
 


You knocked off anything lately?



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11 comments:

  1. That's perfect! I haven't knocked off anything lately, but I am always inspired by others that do (:

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  2. I just love a simple but stylish DIY project. Your frame turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I like this idea! I'm in charge of activities for our moms and tweens group at church and this would be fun and cute for the girls! Visiting from a glimpse inside blog party!

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  4. Adorable!! And I like yours better than West Elm's!

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  5. Stopping by to let you know I featured your frame from last weeks Whimsy Wednesday! You can see the post here...

    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/home/diy-details-stylish-home/

    Hope to see you again tonight!
    Susan

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  6. SO cute!!! I love this frame!!! Yours looks better than the West Elm version!

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  7. Great result and your models are pretty adorable. Wanted to let you know I'm featuring this when my link party opens up tonight.

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  8. Just wanted you to know, I loved this so much it's being featured on The DIY'ers today! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-diyers-46.html

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  9. Cute! I was just rooting through my craft stash and found one of those unfinished frames as well! I love that you shaded the parts to paint. I feel better knowing I'm not the only one often confused by striped patterns :) Your children are adorable!
    Erin @ diypassion

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