I’m joining some of my blog buddies today to share some DIY farmhouse inspiration. This project comes straight from the heart of an old farmhouse! Well, its bones actually. We have a small pile of old lath boards that came from inside the walls of our farmhouse when we had to remove some of the badly damaged lath and plaster from our living room renovation. I love the idea of reusing these pieces of our home as decor! Check out this super easy DIY rustic frame tutorial.
I also have some vintage 4th of July printables for you to download!
Ready to start? Begin by pulling out any nails from the boards.
This project works best if there is about 1/4 inch of white space on each side of your print, so cut your print accordingly. Our printable has a printed area 7.5 x 10.5 inches, so we cut it so that the printed area + white space was 8 x 11 inches.
Measure the printed area of your print and then mark the height or width on your first board. We started with the top of the frame, so we measured the wood and marked out 7.5 inches for the width. From both ends of your measured area, draw a line out 45 degrees.
Then saw! We just clamped the wood down and used a simple hand saw. Easy peasy.
Repeat marking and cutting the other three sides, then line up your pieces. Go easy on yourself here! Our boards are old, crooked, and are of varying widths, so they were impossible to line up perfectly. Perfection is overrated anyway.
You can either use wood glue to attach the pieces together, or you can be lazy like me and use a staple. Don’t judge. We’re going for rustic here, people! I used a staple gun to staple the center of the seams.
Once you’ve stapled the front, flip the frame around and give each seam two more staples.
To attach the print, you have a few options. You can attach the print to a piece of cardboard or thin foam board and staple it directly to the back of the frame, or if you have a router, you can quickly route the inner edges of the frame. We did about 1/4 inch.
Then, you’ll just need a few of these little dudes:
They’re called glazier points, and you can find them at hardware stores and craft stores (check near the frames).
Place your print in the frame, and then secure it with glazier points by tapping the pointed end into the wood. I’m not sure which tool you’re technically supposed to use to tap the point into the wood, but we just used pliers and it worked great.
Add picture hanging hardware to the back if you’d like to hang the frame.
Here are those free printables I promised!
Don’t forgot to check out the rest the projects & get more summer DIY inspiration!
Click their names or photos below to see each blogger’s project!
Angie @ Knick of Time
Susan @ Love of Home
Julie @ Love My Simple Home
Laurie @ Vin’yet Etc.
Paula @ Sweat Pea
Tammy @ One More Time Events
Stacy @ Anastasia Vintage
Kim@ Hunt and Host
Tricia @ Suburban B*tches
Amy @ My Life From Home
Christen @ DIY Swank
Meg @ Hello Farmhouse
Tara @ Lehman Lane
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