DIY :: picture holder from a large frame

DIY :: picture holder from a large frame

Several months ago, a friend of ours moved away to New Jersey. She was on her way to donate some home decor items and asked if I wanted to shop her car before she left. One of the things inside her lovely “car shop” was this large 2′ x 4′ picture. When she asked Jonathan if we wanted it he said, “no, thanks.” Little did he know…this lovely piece of art was going to be assimilated into our family.

I set to work on it one afternoon.

DIY :: picture holder from a large frame

First, I popped the “Swan Lake” brass plate off the front.

DIY :: picture holder from a large frame

When I flipped it over, I found this paper backing across the back.

DIY :: picture holder from a large frame

After I tore it away, I was left with a host of heavy duty staples. Oh joy. They came out pretty easily, though, just by shoving my screwdriver in the opening. I did, however, need to employ some chocolate to help me get the job done.

DIY :: picture holder from a large frame

I grabbed some black paint and gave it a couple coats.

DIY :: picture holder from a large frame

My goal for this frame was to use it as a picture display. Originally, I thought about stretching some sort of twine across the sides. But then I remembered this black embroidery thread leftover from another project and I decided to use it instead. I used 2 sections of thread and stapled both ends to the back of the frame.

DIY :: picture holder from a large frame

Then I printed out some of our favorite pictures and attached them with mini clothespins {I found these mini black ones at Hobby Lobby}.

Voila!

DIY :: picture holder from a large frame

This hangs in the hallway near our guest room.

DIY :: picture holder from a large frame

One of my favorite things is that it’s super easy to update the photos.
Or I could even switch pictures out for my kids’ artwork or any of the cute printables floating around the web, like this free one I just found!

Give-Thanks-Psalm-Printable

For now, it’s just pictures of my wonderful fam. I kinda like it. And I kinda love them too.

DIY :: picture holder from a large frame

Happy weekending to you!

p.s. don’t forget about our Life. Intentionally. series going on this month! The first video happened last night, but you can check it out here. The next video happens tonight at 9 EST on Periscope. Find me @ CThrelfall & catch all the details for this series right here!

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