Monday, October 24, 2011

Same frame, two ways

I cut out some frames out of scrap wood in my garage the other day. They both started out with a plain square piece of wood with a square hole cut out of the middle like this...

For one of them, I covered the wood with cut out strips of galvanized metal found in the roofing section at Home Depot. I just measured, cut the metal with heavy duty scissors also found at home depot, and then nailed it on.

I left it outside and sprayed a little water on it for a couple days so it would rust up a bit. It was kind of hard to cut out the metal straight but I figured it out in the end.

The second one, I just added some extra molding I had to the middle and painted a chevron print on it in black and white paint.

I sanded the crap out of it and wiped it down with my favorite stain, Provincial from Minwax.

I'm still getting ready for the barn sale and am getting super excited. I have tons of furniture, accessories, and a bed. I'll post pics in a couple days of some of the inventory.


  1. I'm not a huge fan of chevron but you make it look so awesome on these frames! I also love the galvanized ones- swoon!

  2. Holy geez woman! How about you make me some of those beauties for muh bdaaayyy.

  3. That is brilliant!!!! Absolutely brilliant!

  4. Your blog is my very favorite design blog out there!! I am so inspired by all of your incredible ideas. I especially love these! If you ever decide to sell, please let us know! :)


  5. LOVE!!! I cannot decide which is my favorite!! You've got me totally inspired to try making something with galvanized metal!

  6. Hey Nikki!
    I will take 2 of those Chevron frames, please????
    How much??
    I would love to have some of much???


  7. Love these frames! What are the dimensions? I'd like to attempt them!

  8. OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these frames! I found them on pinterest, any way you could ship? I wouldn't want the distressed look, just the chevron paint look would be fine!!

  9. They are gorgeous, shared them on my facebook & twitter pages. I just found your blog, and can't wait to check the rest of it out!