I must preface this post and share that Lindsay and I have been friends for YEARS! Like, 2 years :] Back when we were living in Michigan ~ we connected online and have been friends since. Actually, Linds sent me a hilarious email and right then I knew we were meant to be ♥. Lindsay lives in Georgia with her fam. and I’m constantly jealous of her warmer weather [and the longer season of warmer weather]. Anyways. Linds is my pal and I’m super happy she’s here to guest post this *super cute* DIY. xoxo!
Hi, I’m Lindsay of Paint Me A Picture. Pleased to meet you.
I like to paint. I mean, I really like to paint.
When I am not chasing around my two year old, making my nine month old giggle, or spending time with Mr.Wonderful you will find me in my studio, a.k.a. my kitchen, creating my art.
Today I am here with Gussy doing what I like so much, painting art for your walls.
Instead of painting on canvas though, I am going to show you how to paint a frame and create some functional art.
make it yourself:
1. supplies: old frame paint, brush, box cutter, stapler, scissors, scrap fabric
2. remove glass and cardboard backing from frame and paint
3. using a box cutter, remove the center of the cardboard backing of the frame
4. cut out a square of fabric, enough to wrap about an inch around the edge of the cardboard backing
5. & 6. stretch fabric over cardboard backing and staple fabric around the edges
7. 8. & 9. this is what you get (I am a visual learner, can you tell?)
10. wrap wire around a portion of the fabric covered cardboard
11. cut ends of wire and twist wire tightly to keep it in place
12. insert fabric covered backing into frame
13. tada! you have a pretty place to display your earrings
♥ want step-by-step pics?
This little project took about 20 minutes, but you could save a little time using spray paint to paint the frame. I hope you enjoy creating some function art for your walls!
Share with us: What would you hang from your decorate display? Earrings, or something else??