I get asked a lot about these rustic, chippy frames in my living room. Isn’t chippy paint just the best?! And it’s even better when it has naturally chipped on its own. I had these 3 silver wood frames that I was getting pretty tired of and the natural and rustic girl inside of me decided to change them up a bit. It’s nice that I had some “already put together frames” to work with. I always wondered what I should do with these old chippy fence pickets that I picked up at a thrift store for $6. I almost sold them at one time. ? And anyone that lives in Tucson AZ knows that this old chippy wood is hard to come by here in the desert and these were well worth the $6! On Mother’s Day this year we were done with our fabulous lunch and my husband asked the question, what do you want to do?” Well he knows when he asks this question that he better be ready for a project or a spontaneous, fly by the seat of my pants kind of plan. So for a bit that afternoon he made these frames for me and taught me how to use our new saw and nail gun (no, I don’t usually do my projects in a dress). ? What a dreamy afternoon for me! ??
Here are the before frames…
We used wood glue to hold the sides together. Even though they were going to be nailed together with the nail gun, this gives more of a secure hold.
Can I just say after years of not having a nail gun…these things are the bomb!!!! We nailed the sides together and then nailed them on to my existing frames at an angle to keep from nails sticking out.
My favorite frames to date!!! I’m ready to try some with pallets!