My Blue Frame

washed-frame

I found this frame two summers ago (2012). My parents were flooded twice in one year and I found this frame in what used to be a semi permanent tent/shed. It wasn’t made to withstand a flood let alone two.  The frame originally had a painting in it. Of what, I don’t know. All the color had washed out of it and when I picked up the frame the paper part fell out. I knew this would make a great DIY project.

I brought it home. Cleaned it up. Then browsed pintrest. Check out my boards here and here. I decided to spray paint it my favorite color, teal. I wanted to hang lots of small photos in it, I just wasn’t sure how yet.

blue-frame-with-twine

I strung three pieces of twine across for a clothes line effect. I hung it on the wall to see how straight my twine was. I didn’t like the way it looked. It sat like that on the wall for awhile. (I know it doesn’t make sense but that’s what happened.)

chicken-wire

I’m not sure where (probably pintrest) but I came across the idea of using chicken wire. I knew my parents had some and asked for a piece. It needed a washing and then I spray painted it a black metallic color.

stapling-frame

I stapled the chicken wire to the back of the frame. I cut off the extra wire. I hung the frame up on the wall to admire it. We admired it again with out photos for awhile more.

blue-frame-with-chicken-wire

Then June of this year (2013) we moved from our apartment to a house. Yay! My giant frame was the first to be hung  on the wall at the new house. Then, I finally picked out some photos. Had them printed in black and white from Shutterfly (with a coupon code).

frame-with-photos

I wanted black and white for a timeless or classic look. I tried to choose photos that had meaning or history. Our marriage photo, the babies being weighed at birth, babies with grandparents, first birthdays, etc.  I cropped them to 4×4 and then matted them on 4.25×4.25 white card stock. I wanted the white border and the cardstock helps them stay flat. I then used tiny clothes pins that I bought from amazon.com and hung them up.

frame-on-wall

That is the story of my blue frame. I love the way it turned out. It took a long time but I love it. I do plan on updating some of the photos. Probably next summer. At the time baby photos were cute but I would like to look at some more recent photos. I am working on more pieces to make a gallery wall of sort. I will share as I go but who knows how long it will take to finish? Smile

Any projects take you a lloonngg time to finish?

Thanks for reading.

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