Handmade Frames Made Easy


Handmade frames made easy: did you know that you can create your own frames at a fraction of the cost of custom-made frames?

If at some point you’ve thought that custom-made frames are quite expensive, then you’re not alone. they are indeed expensive, it’s price determined by the quality and size of the frame.

But did you know that you can create your own frames at a fraction of the cost of custom-made frames? Needless to say a bit of work and skills is needed, but I am sure that’s not a problem for you.

Handmade frames made easy: did you know that you can create your own frames at a fraction of the cost of custom-made frames?

I had a long piece of moulding left over from some work I did around here, I didn’t want to throw it away, and frankly I didn’t want to keep it for much longer either. I don’t like to accumulate clutter.

I also needed some frames for my bedroom, and had some pieces of glasses left from a door that some workers broke. I kept the pieces, that although a bit thicker than the usual framing glass, I thought I could reuse too.

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I had been wanting to buy a small mitre box for a long time, but the ones I could find required a workbench, which we do not have. A quick perusal on Amazon yielded this little wonder: The Stanley 20-600 Clamping Mitre Box with SawIr? T=dominicanccom 20&l=as2&o=1&a=b00002x232, and it costs less than $20. Sold!

Handmade frames made easy: did you know that you can create your own frames at a fraction of the cost of custom-made frames?

Mitre box at hand, building my own frames was a no-brainer. I just had to measure and cut the pieces of the rectangle, glue and nail the pieces. I then filled the gaps with putty and sanded, followed by two coats of spray paint and a coat of clear lacquer.

Now I have some frames for our bedroom, but can’t decide what I want framed. At least they are now taking less space than the long piece of moulding, so no rush. Something will occur to me.

Any suggestions on what to hang on our bedroom walls (I have 4 frames)?

Aunt Clara

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5 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    what if you frame that fabric since it looks so nice together and it would bring in some color to the white room? or you could hang the frames empty?

  2. Lana Mango says:

    Well, it really isn't wallpaper. It's fabric. 🙂 I needed some interesting background and almost all our walls are white.

  3. You clever thing! The frames are gorgeous!Love the wallpaper too!Rachel x

  4. Kat from California says:

    Very clever. Is that your wallpaper it's hanging against? The paper matches the frame, which I'm sure is planned. I found you on the site unclutterer.Katharine @ Kat's Almost Purrfect Worldhttp://katspurrfectboutique.blogspot.com

  5. That mitre box looks very handy. Your frames turned out well – I like the colour. Seeing them against the print fabric I did think they would look good with your cork/fabric inserts, for interchangeable picture swapping..

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