Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Large Picture Frame Makeover

I've always wanted a BIG family picture.
This year for Christmas my talented Sister in Law Alexia (who is a photographer)
made that wish come true!
The prized picture needed a worthy frame, so...
of course off to the Good Will I went!

Our picture is 20X30 and I wanted it to have a big dramatic frame.
This lovely goose painting was in just the right size frame! About 3ft x 4ft.
I also picked up another frame that fit our family pic perfectly.

So bye bye geese, bye bye funky golf print from the other frame.
Hello black spray paint!
I also picked up one of those cutsie wood embellishments from Lowe's and painted it black too.

I cut a piece of 1/8" hard board (or masonite) to fit the large frame. I covered it with burlap, using spray glue to adhere it.

The burlap in this picture looks wavy...but it's not. (That's why I leave the photography skills up to my Sister in Law.)

Now time to assemble it. I stapled the burlap covered hardboard into the large frame, and placed our family picture into the smaller frame. I mounted the smaller frame right smack in the middle of the burlap board. (Glued it on with a lot of epoxy.) I also attatched the cutsie black embellishment with epoxy. And it was done!

Hanging it was the hardest part. It is so HUGE and HEAVY! And of course I wanted it to go way up high. So I accepted defeat and asked for the help of a super tall person with a gigantic wing span.

I love it! Thanks Lex, I will treasure it always!


Treasia Stepp said...

Beautiful job. I never would have thought about using two separate frames this way. It is gorgeous hanging there.

Amanda said...

Okay, this is just fabulous! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing - I've saved this to my inspiration file.

design_aholic said...

I love the frame in a frame!

mldrivera said...

wow you got talent love it

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Love it!!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That is so awesome!!! I absolutely love it!

Linda said...

Thanks soooo much for coming by for a visit...please come again! This idea is how you used the BURLAP!


Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Using the burlap for a mat-like effect was so creative! Oh, and smart too... especially with the costs of custom matting!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE IT! Burlap and black paint... you can't go wrong. It's just stunning. Thanks for joining the Power of Paint Party!

brandy said...

This is so classy. I love it!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! So glad that the geese are gone.:) Thanks for the comment on my amateur cupcakes.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I have NEVER seen this idea! Two frames for one picture!!! Awesome and the burlap and black looks fab. I will feature this at

Katie said...

This is such a cool idea, I love the texture and the embellishement you added. It looks really fabulous.

steffany said...

What a great idea! I have seen similar looking frames to purchase...but they were not nearly as fabulous as yours!

Lissa @ MyThriftyTreasures said...

This is awesome! Black spray paint it my BFF. I use it on just about everything. It turned out great!

Jen said...

I LOVE the black frame with the burlap, it looks so rich and expensive! I'm filing that idea away to do and will be featuring you at my Penny Pinching Party tomorrow.

Carol said...

I love your frame, you're so clever!

Lexie said...

It looks gorgeous Taija, I love the frame!! It looks fantastic on your wall, you are truly creative.

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is fabulous! I love the burlap and added touches! A frame print like that would cost a fortune - Great job!

Adrianna said...

This is so cuuuttee!! I love your blog!

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Stacey Beck said...

This looks so great. I have a huge picture I need to get framed but I haven't found any that size that I like. I might just have to make my own but if it turns out like this I would be fine with it. Thanks for sharing.