Good afternoon. Today I am going to share a nursery project, but this one could be for any room really. I mentioned early on in the blog that most things have a back story, and this project started with a frame that was came from my grandmother. Lovingly referred to as Neinee, she painted quite a bit in her retirement. Because she was raised in a time where you didn’t waste much, she reused canvas boards and frame moldings. This often made for odd size pictures. I received a beautiful painting of magnolias after her passing and had the picture custom framed. Wanting to carry on the tradition of waste not, want not, I kept the frame in case I ever needed it again.Then the day came when I figured out a use for Neinee’s ornate frame. I had a rather large expanse of wall in the baby’s nursery that needed some filling. I wanted to frame pictures of the baby, but they grow so fast that I needed something more flexible than the traditional frame.
I began by priming the frame and several others I used for my parents 50th anniversary. I then painted them all the trim color I chose for the room.
Next I gathered up some supplies: the frame, cork board, material, batting, upholstery tacks, and ribbon. For tools I used a skill saw, stapler and framing square. I searched high and low for a cork board that had a solid backing, most of them were cardboard, and I found this one atTarget.
I removed the molding from the cork board, measured, marked it with the square, and cut it to the size of the frame.
I then ironed my fabric, cut it to size leaving a 2 inch overhang all the way around and stapled it to the board. I wrapped the corners similar to that of a package. I placed the ribbon in a criss cross pattern and stapled it to the back as well.
Next I fit the board inside the frame and secured it with a few staples. I then chose the center overlaps to add my upholstery tacks.
That’s all there was to it. I made this the focal point of my frame wall, and surrounded it with baby pictures of all the rest of us. I think it turned out sweet.
This way as the baby grows and I take what I'm sure will be tons of pictures; I can keep the pictures current without a lot of hassle. I will be sure to give you all a full nursery tour real soon. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come and see what I have going on next.