Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Nautical Photo Frames


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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...

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I began by cutting 5 1/2 inch boards into squares...

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I sanded each board then added one of the hooks from 
the thrift store find to each board...

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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.

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I tied a nautical knot to each clip. The colors and the jute
reminds me of beachy, nautical decor.

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nautical frames DIY www.homeroad.net

Each board has a sawtoothed hanger on the back for hanging.

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They can be hung alone or in a gallery display.

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The vintage photos look gorgeous in their new frames.

* Yep, that little cutie is me.

This photo frame set is available in my shop
If you are interested... message me!

11 comments:

  1. Very nice! Question: why did you add the clips prior to painting?

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    1. LOL I did not... I was just laying them there for the picture so we could see how they would look!

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  2. great quickie project and fabulous upcycle of those clips! :)

    love seeing those old pics of you!

    gail

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  3. These are so cute Susan! I just love them.
    Adina @ Simply Country Life

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    1. Thank you Adina... it is an easy project!

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  4. These ate so neat! Great upcycle :) what was the "doomahickey" to begin with?

    Hope your Wednesday is blessed!

    ~Sherri

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    1. Not so sure but maybe it is for hanging "unmentionables" in the laundry room?

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  5. Susan.... love this!!! Adding to my to-do list :) Hugs.

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  6. This is really cute. Love this idea! I love anything nautical. I cant help but to think of what the doohickey was in the first place. Maybe used in a photo processing dark room? Thanks for sharing!!!

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