I must admit that when I [completely unintentionally] left you hanging after last week’s post I wasn’t prepared for all the sweet comments and creative guesses that were headed my way.
I asked you in that post if you could figure out what these funky 3-D picture frames were made of. I loved all the guesses [they ranged from hamster wheels to metal garden fencing].
Well, are you ready to know?
These are made from vinyl gutter guards! Yep, nothing more than some vinyl strips you shove into your gutters to prevent them from getting clogged with leaves and debris. I stumbled upon these a couple weeks ago while hunting for a couple bricks to make my son’s dinosaur bookends. The modern design caught my eye and the price for a 3ft piece wasn’t even $2.00. I threw a few in my cart and brainstormed all the way home what I could make out of them.
After my recent entry way makeover I was in need of some modern, b+w art that didn’t over power the walls. I thought these gutter guards would make the perfect picture frames and here is how simple it is to make a few…
Now this part was the most challenging for me…choosing what pictures to use! I have thousands of pictures of my kids, dog, family, etc and deciding which ones to put up on the wall was crazy. I managed to grab a few favorites and made a b+w copy of each on our printer.
Now lay your b+w copy on a flat surface and lay your picture frame on top. Trace with a pencil around the outside of your frame then cut out the b+w picture.
I chose to paint a few frames black and repeated all the above steps.
I have to admit that I’m pretty much over the whole gallery wall thing, but I love the way this one turned out. It’s a modern, Scandinavian look that I just adore [right now]. I feel I should always say that since I change taste so rapidly.