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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  1. Oh those are so cute....

  2. you can get little wooden picture holders
    get Modpodge tissue craft paper and make little stain glass pictures to sit on tables

  3. love it! you should totally link up to my party (it is my first one) at

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

  5. 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.

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

    nicole visiting from

  7. 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!


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

  9. These are fabulous! Love the bows on them.
    Just wanted to let you know I gave you the Sunshine award on my site.

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


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