Nautical Photo Frames6:00:00 AM
This unusual find was catching my eye at the thrift store...
so I bought 2.
The clips on this doohickey made me think of
something I've wanted to make for a while...
I began by cutting 5 1/2 inch boards into squares...
I sanded each board then added one of the hooks from
the thrift store find to each board...
Each board was painted and stained with dark wax.
I used painter's tape to section off a space to add a stripe.
The stripe was an after thought...
usually you would paint the stripe first and then wax.
But because I used chalk paint, the paint sticks to the wax.
I tied a nautical knot to each clip. The colors and the jute
reminds me of beachy, nautical decor.
Each board has a sawtoothed hanger on the back for hanging.
They can be hung alone or in a gallery display.
The vintage photos look gorgeous in their new frames.
* Yep, that little cutie is me.