Let me start this post by saying that I LOVE photos.
I love to have them surrounding me in my home.
I strive to have them in every room.
I just love photos. The feelings they evoke. The smile they put on your face.
The memories they stir up when you see them. I simply love photos.
Another reason that I love photos is that they are free art work!
Knowing my love of photos, I am always trying to come up with creative ways to display them aside from the basic frame.
I am so excited about these upcycled wall photo holders!
I LOVE them!!
First, I started with some old cabinet doors that I got at a salvage store. (Sorry, I had already started to paint it when I realized I should take a picture!!)
I gave them a light sanding and then painted them a slightly off-white.
After the painted dried, I rubbed a dark cherry stain over the white.
After the stain dried, I dry brushed another coat of the white paint on all of the doors.
I going to have to apologize for the lack of pictures for the next fews steps...It was quite the hectic week!
Once the doors were dry, I sanded the edges for the distressed look. I then applied a brown glaze to the whole door.
I bought some magnetic clips from the office section at Walmart and spray painted them black. I created an "easel" effect using a piece of small trim from the hardware store cut to the length of the middle plank of each door.
I'm super excited about these frames! I'm hoping to have them for sale at Chartruese and Co. for this coming tag sale, but to be honest, they might end up staying in my house!!