Hey guys! You may have seen my little sneak peak of this project on Instagram a few days ago! I made three of these super, chippy wooden picture frames for about $7 each and they are SOOOOO easy 🙂
I purchased 3 – 1×4’s @8ft and 1 – 1×3 @8ft. For each frame, I cut 4 – 1×4’s @17 1/4″ and 2 – 1×3’s @ 14″ (to make certain your 1×3’s fit your frame right, measure the width of all 4 1×4’s together and cut the 1×3’s at that measurement. Wood width varies quite a bit).
If you don’t have a saw, this hand saw is a great starter for a project like this!
I laid the 1×4’s side-by-side and attached the 1×3’s on top. I placed mine 2″ from the top and 2″ from the bottom. To attach them, I just put a generous amount of wood glue on the 1×3
and followed up with 1 1/4″ brad nails. I used my brad nailer for this but you could also use finishing nails and a hammer. I shot my nails through the front of the frame because we are going for an old, worn look.
I then used Gorilla Glue Super Glue Gel to attach a small wooden clothespin in the center of each frame. I found my clothespins at Hobby Lobby!
Now for the chippy finish! This is sooooo easy! I applied one coat of Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut to the frame.
Just wipe it on with a foam brush, wait about 5 minutes and then wipe the stain with a clean cloth. Don’t wipe the stain off, just blend it.
Once the stain dried, I sprayed one coat of Heirloom White spray paint over the stain.
It doesn’t have to be perfect because we are basically going to sand it off ;)
See! I used my Ryobi Corner Cat sander with an 80-grit sanding pad to sand the white spray paint off. You can go heavy on this or light. I sanded them down pretty good and paid special attention to all of the corners.
That was IT! If you want to hang these on the wall, just use a sawtooth hanger on the back of each frame. I chose to prop mine on my DIY shelves!
I’m totally in love with the finish on these and I have another DIY Christmas gift to add to the list!
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