Hey guys!  I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!  My family did!  We finished up everything in town today and will head out tomorrow morning for our final Christmas with the hub’s fam.  Since I will be out for a few days I thought I would sneak in a little project for you guys.  It’s a simple one… just a little twist on an old one I did a few weeks back.
My mom loved the recipe holder I had made HERE and mentioned that she would love a black one to hold pictures… OK… Easy enough;)!  I kept things just about the same but changed just a bit.  I decided to make it wide instead of tall so I cut my 1×8 to 10″ long.
I used my new birthday present to cut mine but a simple hand saw gets the job done quickly too!
I then cut my square dowel 8″.  I glued my dowel to my round wood piece using Gorilla Glue Epoxy.  It is really important that you read the instructions and follow them:)… they are simple steps but the glue won’t set well if you alter them.
After that dried I glued my 1×8 to my dowel using the GG Epoxy.
Here she is drying…

I then drilled a small hole for my wood finial and added some Gorilla Glue Wood Glue into the hole and screwed in my finial.
Now she’s ready for a good coat of paint…
I sprayed the entire piece with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Canyon Black Satin.  While that was drying I went and said good-bye to an old friend…
I plugged old trusty in to warm up and about 15 minutes later I heard a loud pop.  I went into the kitchen to find that the front end had cracked open and the glue gun was smoking… What does this mean???  I’m sick… I use it too much:) 
RIP Hot glue gun
So… I went and grabbed my back up and glued my roof flashing to the 1×8 before adding my decorative nails to the corner.  I added a favorite b&w that you guys have seen too many times and my gift was done!  Thanks to my Mom for the great idea:)  The final outcome…
Hope you like it… I think she did:) And it is super easy to change out your pictures.  If you need more specifics on the construction part just go see my recipe holder HERE.
Thank you again for an AWESOME first 5 months.  It is hard not to be inspired when you have so many amazing people who encourage you each day.  You guys have been so good to us and we can’t wait to see what 2010 holds.  Thank you so much.
Happy Birthday Jesus!

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  1. Great job Whitney! Such a fun and creative project! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing! So glad I stopped by! Check in sometime …

  2. This is great! Thanks for showing us how you made it…love this idea! Please link back to BNOTP so your visitors will find the other Met Monday posts. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  3. I did 3 recipe holders for all our mom's for Christmas & they loved them!! I love flipping it and doing it wider!! Thanks for the great projects! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Loved it as a recipe holder and I love it just as much as a picture holder! What a great way to change out pictures on a whim!

  5. I love it! What a woman you are to use all those "man" tools! That rocks! Thank you for the awesome ideas!

  6. Thanks so much for posting this adorable craft! It has been on my inspiration "to-do" list for at least a month now and my neighbor has already beat me to it! Too, too cute! It has been one of my favorites of the year. Thanks so much and Happy New Year!

  7. I made your recipe holder for my sister & sis-in-law for Christmas, and they both just loved them! The only change I made was to paint the steel (I couldn't find any galvanized roof flashing at my Lowe's) with chalkboard spray paint, so it had a duel purpose. I also made myself one while I was at it, and can't wait to make more! Thank you both for continually inspiring us with such amazing, creative ideas! You are the greatest! Merry (belated) Christmas, & Happy New year!

  8. What a great idea. I am notorious for posting notes everywhere. I need to consolidate and create something along these lines. :o)

  9. This is very classy, elegant, and shanty! I still want to make a recipe holder too. A frame like this would be perfect on my side table, or on my piano!