Sunday, September 1, 2013

A "While the Paint Dries" Project: An Easy Wall Hanging Tutorial

So... Today I needed something to do while waiting for paint to dry. 

I am working on a custom dresser for a client in Pure White. It is going to need several coats so I have a bit of time on my hands.

I chose to start a fun project with prints that I got at the flea market this morning.


These lovely mushroom prints are to compliment a recent purchase at Carter's Cottage.
I normally don't go to big box stores to buy frames. That makes displaying my art a bit tricky when I can't find antique frames in the sizes I need. 

So I decided to make my own out of the sides of old drawers.

First, I sanded down the dovetailed edges because they were a bit sharp. 


I wanted them slightly darker so I grabbed my trusty can of Dark Wax.


The dark wax makes it dark like stain but is ready to use quickly. I didn't want to have to wait for stain to dry too.


Once all were waxed, I laid my prints on them to see how they would look.


Love! I also burnt the edges a bit to age them and make their lines a bit less perfect. Once they were centered where I wanted them, I used upholstery tacks to secure them in place.

Here is the finished product:


 

I am working on a wall collage with these prints. I will share the full reveal in my next post.

Stay tuned!

7 comments:

  1. Wow they look terrific. Looking forward to your next post.
    Mary

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  2. Looking good! The lady that sells the prints always has such a great selection. I have several of her dog prints.

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  3. Unbelievably creative and beautiful - I love them!

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  4. Oh!! How darn cute. I can't wait to see them on your wall, I just love it!

    xoxo
    Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint
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  5. I've been looking for handcrafted wall hangings for sale. I'd love to come across something like this.

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  6. Oh my! Those wall hangings really look great. And they seem easy to make too. I will definitely going to give this DIY project a try.
    WallTapestry.com

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