For a few weeks know I have launched a weekly video series on Instagram called Workshop Wednesday also dubbed White Cottage Farm Wednesdays, as I am not always in the workshop.
Its a wonderful outlet and commitment for me to share what we love doing on the farm. Too many times I find it to be cumbersome to document the journey or project, that’s a whole project in itself -if you know what I mean. I am forcing myself to create a project, share a technique, or review a tool at least once a week for now, and we will see how it goes.
This week I shared a DIY Slide in picture frame. We had this beautiful painting from Hammmade Furniture (link here). The painting comes without a frame and we wanted to mount this painting in our new bedroom makeover. LMB posted an update to our makeover (here). We wanted to carry over our floral vibes and use this beautiful painting, by mounting it somewhere in the room.
We are always changing the look of our spaces, and LMB shared why (here), so we wanted a wait to mount a frame with the ability to change it out to fit the new design.
One of our favorite artist, Hammmade Furniture, has these beautiful paintings painted on plywood. If we wanted to change the look down the road, we could buy a painting that would fit the space a little better, our keep an eye out other art with similar dimensions, all without having remove the frame from the wall.
Here is how it turned out without the frame being stained.
Step by Step.
1. Measure the painting or picture to be used. Make sure you take the exact dimensions of length, width, and depth or thickness of the piece.
2. Using the same thickness of the art piece, connect three boards with wood glue around the sides and top of the piece, leaving about 3/8 gap on each of the long sides of the painting. These will be the spaces boards from the backboard and the frame.
3. Cut the trim boards to length per the measurements of the painting. To ensure you have enough lip to keep the painting in you’ll want to subtract all measurements by bring in the top and bottom by 3/8 of an inch, and 1/2 inch on each of the sides.
4. Attach the frame to the framed boards to the spaces boards. I used glue and trim nails.
5. Attach the backer board leaving a couple inches short to have something to grab to help slide the art piece in an out.
6. Attaching mounting hardware or wire.
7. Stain or paint… and hang!
That’s it! Fun little DIY Picture frame with a little convenient twist. Let me know what you think, and if you want to see the next build follows us on Instagram, IGTV (soon), and Facebook. Thank you for stopping by and as always, Give Grace!