I just finished mounting mine on the wall and it looks so spectacular thanks to your guide! I’m about to do a shoot in a similar setting. Alright! And going to try it out this weekend! You’re trying to avoid cracking the acrylic, so going backwards and basically melting through the sheet is the best way to go. Required fields are marked *. I have admired modern, floating frames from afar, but this is my first time to try to do anything with acrylic. A Beautiful Mess is a lifestyle blog founded by sisters Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman. Check out the lovely light grey ick all along the frame.o. Then the finish would be more durable. shag carpet, mirrored tiles, carpet on the walls, were ugly and hard to keep clean the first time. Please let us know if you make one and feel free to request future DIYs for your art/photo/decorating needs… we’re ALWAYS curious to hear what solutions and projects you are in need of. Thanks! g Each month I collaborate with four of my favorite bloggers on a monthly theme. This was my question too. ), For my photo, I used a photo taken by my friend, Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. -screws to mount hardware (Remember that the screw head has to be big enough to fit inside the hardware tube that attaches to the wall, so take the hardware with you when you go to buy screws.) They're relatively simple to build and can be as fancy as you like. I’ve noticed a shift in my art taste lately. I love this idea and that frame is beautiful. All printables are for personal use only. I HIGHLY recommend this project if you’re looking for an affordable, modern DIY frame. This is just gorgeous! For this particular old frame I skipped painting it, but if your frame doesn’t look nice, spray paint it with shiny metallic gold spray paint.q. Read the written instructions as well for a little more info about drill bits. https://www.makeandmess.com/. I love it!! Mark on top of the tape where you want the holes to go. I appreciate budget friendly framing options, too! :/ Come on…. If you don’t already have an unused frame, garage sale season is starting and I would wait and find a matched pair of old frames. We’re working with Canon USA for this project, and I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer because I knew I wanted a big 13×19 print. You could use two pieces of acrylic and sandwich the picture between them, so you don’t have to use glue on the front of the photo. Also not sure if the glue dots will hold such a huge print? How thick was the acrylic you used and where did you purchase it? It’s such a fun and modern look! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thank goodness for that, because it gives us creatives an inexpensive way to update our homes. I started by carefully taking the frame apart and keeping the nails and discarding the cardboard and wire for hanging.g, This frame was some kind of seriously dirty, all those years of hanging in cigarette smoke-filled rooms. Love how sleek this looks! That’s how I initially saw the image and fell in love with it.) Haha! 2) Home Depot/ other hardware stores WONT cut it for you. So lovely!! Use a small drill bit to drill a hole into the acrylic (keep a piece of scrap wood under the sheet to protect your surface). Must make asap for a couple of drawing I have laying in folders . xx- Elsie, Just curious, which gold spray paint did you use? I originally thought it would be two pieces sandwiched together as well. I’ve had a real creative kick lately and want to pick up painting more. The next step is to clean the frame carefully. Thanks! Mark where each hole should be drilled (try and be really precise, there’s not a whole lot of wiggle room if the holes are really off), and pre-drill each hole with a small drill bit. I love this but am worried that the glue dots wouldn’t hold a print that’s on heavier paper. I love bright whites, but not losing detail! More information is available on my terms of use page. Mount the tube part of the mounting hardware into your predrilled holes with a screw and screwdriver. I really believe that the right print in the right room can tie EVERYTHING together. The gold mounting hardware is such a nice detail! That saying is so very true, I put it in my bathroom where I get ready for the day. I loveee this! Once most of the frame is clean, try to scrub out any tiny crevices with the end of a toothpick. I’ll have to watch the video again with my husband and see if we can make it a team-effort thing. I saw 8 by 10 floating frames at the discount store for $20 so make sure your old frames are cheap. I love that frame! Line up the holes of your frame with the hardware and screw in the front screws to secure the acrylic in place. I was nice, smiled, almost begged at Home Depot and Lowes and no cigar. This frame is inexpensive to put together and I am hopeful that you already have all the supplies you need on hand. Most new decor takes a vintage idea and adds a new modern twist to it, crown mouldings are a great example. , Your email address will not be published. That is very exciting. We are definitely doing this but buying the frame kit/acrylic from amazon then will paint the hardware. It wasn’t fun doing it oh so freaking carefully at the end. Tips on making really pretty paintings would be fun! I spent a couple of hours researching the prints, learning they were from the 1940’s and obviously taken near Banff, Alta. Thanks! Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions. I love all the detail in the corners of the gold frame. So worth the half hour it took to refurbish it. Especially in bathrooms with lots of moisture. (She edited it with A Color Story. I absolutely adore this! Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman. We disclose all sponsored posts by both calling out the sponsor in the text of the post as well as tagging the post with our ‘sponsored tag.’, -piece of acrylic a few inches bigger than your photo (You can get this at most home improvement stores, and they will cut it to size for you. Wonderful! Can’t wait to try it. Please do not remove watermarks, crop or edit my pictures without prior approval. Great project, and more importantly for me (a filmmaker), great video!!! That old frame was such a find and I was really surprised with how nicely the gold tone turned out. Is this image for sale anywhere? Hubs and I decided to do an auction at the last minute, and viewing was the day before so I bought these frames from about 40 feet away. What follows are a pair of frames that I built for my wife and her cousin after an art class that they attended. –standoff mounting hardware The solution is good old trusty hot glue. If you’re using a Canon PIXMA printer, you can just set the print to be borderless in the print setup screen on your computer so you don’t have to trim off any white edges. 2 pieces of identical sized glass to fit in the frame, A picture hanger for the back of the frame. I would have literally cried had I cracked the glass. It is PERFECT. -Elsie, Thank you <3 I've seen the diys with two acrylic sheets around a photo but I gotta say, this looks more sleek. Paint your mounting hardware gold and let it completely dry. Happy Easter!!! That’s the largest size I have seen at Home Depot so… I guess I have to trim my print? What was the thickness of your acrylic piece? Wow!! It is easier than it looks (seriously, the hardest part is just having the correct supplies), and it looks SO polished and pretty in my dressing room. Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Save yourself some stress and don’t do like I did. This site uses affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Clean the glass in a sink of hot soapy water. I would love to do this with a small print i have that is white.. will the glue dots show? Step 2: Cover the corners of your acrylic, front and back, with painter’s tape. We didn’t see this same hardware in gold or we would have done that. LOVE this & the print is so stunning. I absolutely love the gold patina on this old frame, it is so much richer and deeper than the tin looking new ones. So pretty. Farmhouse Picture Frame – Easy Wood Working DIY Using Barnwood. What a clever idea. Totally loved the pic of Antelope Canyon. Also, I actually like the finish of the gold paint you used more than the super-shiny pre-finished hardware. Absolutely love this Elsie! It looks absolutely gorgeous <3. Learn how your comment data is processed. I love how you added the gold leaf to your design! I love creating DIY tutorials and crafts to encourage others that you don't have to be rich to have a really pretty home. Thanks for posting it. Loving this idea. My frame had the holes visible at the second piece of glass was thinner than the original wood backing. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. looks gorgeous. I mean, if you didn’t use adhesive you could try two pieces of acrylic, but it would have to be thinner. I am really excited to share today’s DIY with you because I LOVE how it turned out. I will drop by the party to see. There are no "plans" for this build as frame sizes are dependent on the size of the artwork. That frame is absolutely gorgeous Leanna. Step 1: Print your photo. Any suggestions? The gold hardware really elevates the frame to a piece of art. I tried this and turned out beautifully. -glue dots I am REALLY loving the clean, modern look of this frame. Your email address will not be published. http://www.petiteandhungry.com, i love this as a frame idea! But since it’s not something that will get handled I don’t think the spray paint is an issue. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight! Using narrow transparent tape seal the very edge of the glass on all four sides. First, here’s the video tutorial. Photos edited with, http://www.signsupplies2go.com/P-5854/Inexpensive-Sign-Supplies-With-Brass-and-Gold-Finish-For-Wall-Displays?st=Category&sid=29334. Thank you for sharing this. I am not convinced that the glue in the corners of the frame would survive being soaked in water, instead use a toothbrush, toothpicks and half an hour of your time to scrub it clean. Then rinse your frame under the tap to dislodge any debris. For my photo, I used a photo taken by my friend Arielle Vey.

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