Wednesday, 26 June 2013

From the window, to the wall: DIY Window Frame Art

   Painted window frames are quick and easy to do and look great after they're done. They add a rustic touch to any room without burning a hole in your wallet. To add a more glamorous touch, I've added a panel of wallpaper onto the back. Pictures and artwork can easily be added as well to add a more personal touch. Now lets get started!

What You Need:
- Window frame
- Paint (your colour of choice)
- Paint brush
- Wallpaper (enough to cover the back of frame)
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Staple gun, wallpaper adhesive, or tape

  • Paint the window frame in the colour you chose. Test pots from paint stores are the perfect size for this project. Apply two coats for best results.
  • When the frame is completely dry place it on the wallpaper and find a spot where the pattern looks best through the frame. Once found, trace the outside of the window frame onto the wallpaper. This is your template for where to cut.
  • Cut the wallpaper and place onto the back of the window frame to make sure it fits. If it is too large, trim the paper down a bit. 
  • To attach the wallpaper to the window frame there are three different options. You can either use a staple gun, wallpaper adhesive, or tape. The staple gun and wallpaper adhesive are the more secure and durable options. If you are planning on switching the background paper often, tape might be a better option for you as it is easier to remove. 
  • When securing the wallpaper onto the back of the window frame make sure it is smooth and tight so there are no waves or wrinkles. Once all of the edges are secured down, your window frame is ready to be put on display in your home!

Window Frame Colour: CC-10 Ultra White by Benjamin Moore

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