You may remember these portraits I did a few years ago of the kids (aww, look how little they were then!). I've always just hung them unframed, but I got the idea in my head recently that they needed to be framed in one big rustic wood frame .
I could picture it perfectly in my mind. Unfortunately, I didn't have any small strips of rustic wood or a willing husband to cut down a bunch of large pieces. So the project sat on the back burner for a few months.
Until I went to Hobby Lobby last week and saw pre-packaged strips of rustic wood!!! Exactly what I needed! So I bought a bunch of packages, went to work, and a couple days later, I had this frame!
It fits perfectly on this narrow wall in our hallway.
Plus, I can also see it from our kitchen/great room. You can find me standing here at various times of the day, admiring it!
I didn't do any kind of tutorial, but it's pretty self-explanatory.
I just painted the strips of wood, allowing some of the wood to show through in places, then I cut the strips down to size.
Noah's portrait has a little more of an orange tone, and I felt it needed something to tie that "orange" into the rest of the piece.
So I added these strips of vintage wallpaper that had a similar color.
The strips are glued together, but I also added some long pieces on the back to make everything more stable.
I like how those extra pieces on the back of the piece make it float out from the wall a little bit as well.
I'm in love with the finished product!! And I'm in love with the strips of wood from Hobby Lobby- I have a bunch more future projects in mind for them! When I asked whether these were something they'd be carrying in the future, nobody seemed to know, so I bought all they had at my store!