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sookie74
« on: January 05, 2009 09:03:30 PM »

Not sure if this is the right forum..but I'm not sure where this belonged.

About two years ago, I came across a post (either here or on craftgrrl) that had a cool idea for a pic frame. I told my boyfriend about it and he said he'd make me one since he's a contractor and already has the tools.

***UPDATE*** I FOUND THE ORIGINAL POST. I decide to google and remembered this looking familiar. It's from some other blog that must collect from a bunch of other blogs? I dunno. But here's the link (http://www.curbly.com/alttext/posts/74-Easy-Photo-Wall-on-a-Shoe-s-string-s-wire-Budget) to the post that gave me this idea. It was a photo wall...I just decided to make a frame. I had originally bought clips with hooks but decided they would do too much damage to the photos (cuz they had sharp teeth).

He's busy...and forgetful. And two years later, he finally made me this frame! Today, we put the finishing touches on it and I finally got to hang it on my wall! I'm so excited cuz I've been patiently waiting for it and it's finally here. I know you've seen these before, but here's my boyfriend and my version of the frame. I got the cute little clothespins at Michaels crafts. My boyfriend used dye and stain on the wood. He used maple from Orcas Island for the main part of the frame and did an inlay of douglas fir. After he dyed/stained, he worked it over a few times with tongue oil. It's got a rough finish look, but is smooth to the touch and not glossy at all!

Enjoy the pics! There's a ton!!! Smiley





The wood looks better than in these pics Sad



How it looks compared to my wall size.


The wires are attached to an eyelet screw


LOVE these clothespins!



I didn't leave enough space at the top for the clothespin...but I didn't want the pics to hang over the frame at the bottom. And I wanted to be able to have both portrait and landscape shots



Also...something I finished a couple years ago but never posted....a french memo board wall!!  I did try putting pics in there as planned..but it looked way too cluttered. I like it plain. baby blue with brown ribbon/thumbtacks



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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009 09:12:10 PM »

Those are both wonderful! I especially love the memo board. Groovy Smiley Is the blue part just wall? Or is cushiony?? If that makes sense lol
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009 09:21:26 PM »

it makes sense Smiley The blue is just the wall, no padding or anything. I wanted it to be simple to "fix" when I sell the house Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009 11:26:11 PM »

I love both of these projects - and the mini-clothes pins are too cute! 
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009 12:10:05 AM »

it makes sense Smiley The blue is just the wall, no padding or anything. I wanted it to be simple to "fix" when I sell the house Smiley

Oh thats great. What a simple little touch Smiley looks great
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009 12:11:03 AM »

thank yoU! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009 07:19:06 AM »

I've been trying to figure out what to put on the huge blank wall in my living room, and I think you just gave me the perfect idea! Thanks so much! This is awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009 08:18:51 AM »

is that Joel Mchale from The Soup???
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009 09:43:57 AM »

Oh wow, I freaking love this picture frame! I have a big empty wall (the Christmas wreaths are  going to have to come down at some point...) & a frame like this will fill it perfectly! Thank you for the inspiration!
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2009 10:38:00 AM »

i love this idea and i have this large frame lying around so i'll have to try it out. very cool.
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2009 12:33:26 PM »

I've been trying to figure out what to put on the huge blank wall in my living room, and I think you just gave me the perfect idea! Thanks so much! This is awesome!
You're welcome!!
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2009 12:34:48 PM »

is that Joel Mchale from The Soup???
it sure is! he was at a show I went to because he's friends with the lead singer (chris ballew). very, very nice guy!  Chris is, too, of course! But Joel rocks my bobby socks
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2009 02:06:01 PM »

Awesome!! It looks store-bought... really great idea. Nice photos too. & OMG Joel McHale! That dude rocks. I <3 him!
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2009 08:04:18 PM »

these both look really great! and that is such a good idea to use a wall for the base of a memo board!
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2009 07:17:29 AM »

It's from some other blog that must collect from a bunch of other blogs? I dunno.

Just to clarify, it's from Curbly, which is a DIY home design (mainly) website where each member has their own blog. That's why there's a lot of different stuff. I would call it a "blog community". I can understand the confusion though, b/c I became a member forever ago, and since they updated the layout I have trouble navigating it. It used to be more obvious what it was before they messed it up. Oh well.

I love the frame, btw. I have something similar in my house, only it's just on the wall. And I just used nails and embroidery floss, because I had it on hand.
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2009 10:34:42 AM »

It's a great idea, and the frame is especially handsome....tell your boyfriend that we are all admiring his handiwork...(maybe he won't take so long next time  Roll Eyes)
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2009 12:09:14 PM »

lol! thanks, I'll let him know! He's going to make me matching shelves and promised to get them done in under a year Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2009 01:24:11 PM »

Really great idea! I'll have to keep this one in mind...  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2009 09:07:34 AM »

just wanted to update....I found out Pier 1 Imports now makes something very similar! LOL! It's a wood frame with 9 sections and a wire with one wooden clip in each section. I think it's only $30 bucks. I still like mine much better....but it's interesting how they have them now.

Y'all should patent/sell your ideas before Pier 1 snags them all!  LOL! J/k
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