Friday, April 23, 2010

Faux Cupboard Picture "frames"

When I saw these cupboard picture frames on the Creative Crate a few weeks ago, they instantly were added to my ever growing list of projects to do. Unfortunately, I had no idea where to get cupboard doors in my area. So that meant that I either needed to come up with another way of doing it, or resort to taking the doors off my cupboards, because this was one of those projects that I just HAD to do! Well, I need my cupboard doors, plus they weren't really the right side, so this is what I came up with.

I think they look like pretty convincing cupboard doors, don't you? Here is how I did it.

I got 8x10 frames from Michael's that have a really chunky frame. They are $4.99, but I used a 50% off coupon. If I had a router (someday I will!) I would have probably just cut some wood to the size I wanted then routed the edges. But this works too.

I also got some $3 frames from Walmart. I painted the edges of both frames black to that when I lightly sanded the edges the black would show through.

The next part I don't have pictures of, but the frames from Michael's had MDF boards behind the glass that I drilled holes in for the ribbon. Then I removed the glass, painted everything white and sanded the edges. When it was completely dry, I added the ribbons. Then I took the MDV board and put it in the Walmart frames, and glued the Walmart frames onto the Michael's frames using E6000. For the clips, I had some already, but they were all pastel colors, so I spray pained them with Oil Rubbed Bronze paint.

And there you have it! I love them!

I obviously need more pictures for them still, but even empty they look cute.

And I need a project for the 8 pieces of glass I have leftover from them. Any ideas?

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10 comments:

  1. you can get little wooden picture holders
    EX.http://the-comforts-of-home.com/images/plates/lg_racks.jpg
    get Modpodge tissue craft paper and make little stain glass pictures to sit on tables

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  2. love it! you should totally link up to my party (it is my first one) at thethriftyba.blogspot.com

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  3. Cool, heading over, Im gonna try the stain glass this coming weekend, we can make it Next Saturdays Craft Project :)

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  4. I've been wanting to do this also! Great adaption. My husband keeps telling me it would cost too much to buy cupboard doors. I'll have to give this a try.

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  5. those are adorable! just might steal this idea. lovely blog. :)

    nicole visiting from
    http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

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  6. Just found your blog by looking for reviews on CK Conventions...I'm thinking of going but have no clue what to expect. Do I sign up for the crops? I'll be from out of town. LOL It just sounds like fun!

    :-)

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  7. just wanted to let you know that i love your blog and gave you an award on mine! come check it out!

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  8. These are fabulous! Love the bows on them.
    Just wanted to let you know I gave you the Sunshine award on my site. http://myscrappygifts.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-favorites-16-and-awards.html

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  9. Such a creative adaptation. I think I could do this. Lovin' your blog.

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