Friday, July 22, 2016

Reclaimed Wood Frames

A hubby who will find free old fencing on Craigslist, hurry to its location to grab it before it is all gone, haul home 5 sections and take them all apart is a good hubby!

And I am thankful every day to be married to a good man who supports what I do. 

Old cedar fencing makes the best signs and small items like these fun "frames".
fence board, reclaimed wood, frames, cedar, country chic, rustic industrial, photos, paint, http://goo.gl/mFCg2G

I ran four pieces through the planer (at first I typed blender?!) because it is quicker and less dusty than sanding.  I painted each board a different color-- light yellow, minty aqua, bright green, and turquoise. 

I then cut twelve 12" pieces and joined them together with small boards on the back to make four frame boards that measure 12" x 16".
frames, reclaimed wood, industrial, rustic, fence wood, http://goo.gl/mFCg2G
For two frames, I cut leather belt pieces in triangles for corner photo holders. 
old belt, wood frame, photos, fence boards, reclaimed wood, http://goo.gl/mFCg2G
Because this belt had the lines in it I had to make sure and cut the diagonals opposite directions.
old belt, wood frame, photos, fence boards, reclaimed wood, http://goo.gl/mFCg2G
Using an 8"x10" piece of cardstock as a guide, I laid out the corners, drilled through the leather, and then used roofing tack nails to secure them.  
For the other two frames (I'm only showing one of each), I used plumbers tape actoss the corners, again using the cardstock as my guide.
These would be beautiful unpainted as well with a gorgeous colored photo.  i like the black and whites with the colored wood frames.
They are quick and easy and can be made any size.
old belt, wood frame, photos, fence boards, reclaimed wood, http://goo.gl/mFCg2G

12 comments:

  1. I like the belt idea. My husband was getting ready to discard his old leather belt & thanks to your blog I knew to snatch it. I think I'll use it for handles like I've seen you do before. Thanks for the great ideas Becky.

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    1. I am glad you kept the belts before they were gonners--so many uses for them!

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  2. You are so creative - I love both and the wood is fantastic. Awesome hubby's are fantastic - mine is so supportive of all I do too and it's the best ever.

    Have a Great Weekend!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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    1. Thanks Carole! Yes, I am blessed to be supported by a great guy!

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  3. Have gotten so much inspiration from time I discovered your blog. You're so talented and have awesome imagination.
    Love these new frames, how you painted boards different colors and how you framed photos. We would use pallet boards since we have a few pallets in lower yard.
    Seeing things you've made has helped spark my sleepy imagination many a time, thanks, kick starts my old brain to get me going again.
    Hm wonder if hubs would miss one of his belts. Ok need to get ready to go Habitat and maybe another thrift shop. Hope you have fantastic weekend

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    1. Awww, thank you so much for sweet words! I am thrilled to hear that you have been inspired by my little ol' blog!

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  4. I really like your rustic take on repurposing your wood for the frames. I like the colors you chose and I especially like using the leather and metal pieces on the wood. An excellent way to display beloved photos!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!