Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Custom Frame for Mama Jo.

A Couple of months ago I asked my Mom what she wanted for Mother's Day.

I was expecting the usual, "Oh, I don't know. I don't really need anything. Whatever you get me will be great."

However, that's not what I got.

Instead, the conversation went something like this:

Kami: "So Mom, what do you want for Mother's Day?" 

Mama Jo: "A Frame."

Kami: ? "A Frame."

Mama Jo: "Yep, I want you to build me a frame for 9 5x7 photos that I can hang in my living room. Oh, and I want it to be black." 

Kami: "Ok...I can do that."

And so it began!

I started off with a hundred ideas, but could never quite materialize any of them. 

Then, I saw this Frame over at the Dear Lillie Blog, and got an idea to do the same thing but on a larger scale.

I started with a piece of wood that was 24x48 from my local Home Depot.

Next, I started collecting frames. I looked all over town, but could never find any that I really liked.

I ended up changing my frame plans altogether, and finally bought these at Kohl's.

I laid them out on my board, and determined where I wanted them to go.

Then, I got out the spray paint, and started painting.

First, the frames...

Then, the board.

Then, after a few coats of paint I laid the frames out a second time to make sure everything looked right.

Once I was happy with the layout I mounted the screws, did one final coat of black, and then finished everything off with a clear coat.

Then, once everything was dry I put the glass back in my frames, and hung them on the board.


What do you think?

I don't think my pictures do it justice.

It actually turned out really cool, and it looks amazing with my Mom's family photos in it...

Which I completely forgot to get a picture of.


Well, hopefully she will hang it soon, and I can get a good picture of it on the wall instead. :o)

Happy Tuesday! 

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reFresh reStyle said...

I think it looks awesome!

Kami@KamiandN8dogg said...

Thank you!@reFresh reStyle

vmaureen said...

Oh I remember you talking about this when we were running around St. George! It's great and so are you :).

Kami@KamiandN8dogg said...

@ vmaureen - Thank you!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Kami.... I love how it turned out! I bet your mom LOVED it!

Take care,