504 Main by Holly Lefevre: How to Build a Simple Frame

9.02.2010

How to Build a Simple Frame

A couple of weeks ago I received a
beautiful canvas of my cutie from Canvas People.
{You can read all about that HERE.}
Well, to really show it off and have it fit in with the rest of the decor,
I wanted to create a frame for it. I say create because
I could not find one that was a decent price that I liked!
So armed with a 1" x 2" x 8" and some
Americana Weathered Wood Medium,
I created this beautiful frame that looks all beat up
and full of old loveliness {but it is new!}


Here is how I created my aged loveliness to showcase my Canvas People canvas

Supplies (to fit an 11” x 14” canvas)
1. BEAUTIFUL CANVAS! Of course the model is adorable too!
2. 1 or 2 -1” x 2” x 8' boards cut with MITERED CORNERS as follows:
      2 cut at 11”
      2 cut at 14”
5. Dremel Mulit-Max (Sander option) of Norton Sanding Bug from Rockler
7. DecoArt acrylic paint in Burnt Umber and Bleached Sand Paint
8. DecoArt Primer/Sealer
9. Rockler sponge brushes.
10. Rockler Painters Pyramids (AWESOME!)
11. Wood Filler (optional)
12. Deft Clear Wood Finish (semi-gloss) from Rockler

DIY It!
1. Cut Boards (as above). Be sure to miter the corners
2. Give a light sanding to the cut edges
3. Run Gorilla Wood Glue along the mitered edges of the frame. Piece frame together while it is laid out on a protected surface.
4. Secure with Gorilla Tape until dry.

5. My cuts were not perfect, so I filled in the gaps with wood filler. Let dry. (optional)
6. Sand again.
7. Position your frame on the Paint Pyramids and paint prime with DecoArt Primer/Sealer. Let Dry.


8. Apply a coat of DecoArt acrylic paint in Burnt Umber. 
9. Apply a light coat of DecoArt Weathered Wood and let dry.

10. Paint with second color, Bleached Sand and let dry.
11. You will have an awesome weathered finish to your frame – I am in L-O-V-E with Weathered Wood from DecoArt.
12. Spray with Deft Clear Wood Finish and let dry.
13. Add decoration – decorative nails, tacks, etc. - if desired. I hit a few areas with a dry brushing of Burnt Umber.


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DISCLOSURE: As part of the DIY Club, I have been supplied with vendor sponsored products to complete my projects. The opinions are projects are my own. See, my disclosure policy for more information.

17 comments :

  1. Seriously, if I had just an ounce of your craftiness I would be tickled pink!

    Your talents never cease to amaze me!

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  2. She is a living doll. So darling -- certainly deserving of her own canvas and frame. I do love the frame you put together. You are so clever, Holly!

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  3. I have never thought of making my own picture frame and of course you make it look so easy!
    Great idea, once again!

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  4. She really is too cute! I love the way that frame came out...it's fun working with those mediums, and getting cool results like that (always makes me feel like a mad scientist!).

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  5. That is great Holly.. you are super crafty. I just love Gorilla glue ( when I don't get it all over the place)

    I just posted a few finished halloween projects, I think that I scared some of my readers with one. lol ooops.

    Have a great day.

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  6. THat is adorable Holly....I really like the idea.

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  7. You are a genius! That turned out absolutely amazing - the perfect compliment to such a beautiful canvas of your beautiful girl! And it's perfect for an oil painting I picked up in the Caribbean a few years ago that has been sitting rolled up since...thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  8. Oh, Holly what a Beuatiful Girl! The picture is just adorable!
    The frame you made goes with it so well!
    Hope you have a wonderful day :)
    gi gi

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  9. You make it look so easy! What a cutie!!

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  10. Aaaawwwwww. So sweet....your little "Dorothy" (love the shoes!).

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  11. What an adorable frame! I decorate with alot of barn wood and have had to make my own frames because everywhere I have found some made, they seem to want the price for an entire barn! Love it! Such a great way to bring all your decor together :) You're amazing!

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  12. What a great frame!! Love that. It's perfect for the canvas. :)

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  13. Wow Holly, that came out so beautifully! I'm blown away by that DecoArt crackle paint. I can't wait to try some for myself!

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  14. I love the frame with the canvas, but mostly I just love that little face. She is so sweet!

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  15. What a nice idea...hmmm...thanks for sharing...

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  16. I am totally loving that weather wood look. I have lots of things made out of old barn wood and this looks like it would match really well.

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  17. That came out fantastic. You always make me want to craft! I don't. But you do inspire. Maybe one day I will!

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