Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Plaque Picture Display

I saw this idea over at Shanty 2 Chic and FELL IN LOVE!

I wanted to make it right away so I showed Travis and off to Lowe's we went.
(Sorry, I don't have the steps in pics of Travis putting this together for me. But you can find them at Shanty 2 Chic and it is so easy!)

- Buy a 2x8x8 board at Lowe's or Home Depot
-Small Finials (bought in the furniture leg aisle at Lowes)
-Mini clothes pins (Michael's)
-Fabric of your choice

How To:
-Cut the wood into 11" pieces
-Travis routered the edges but that is optional
-Drill small hole and screw in finial
-glue mini clothes pin
-Paint color of your choice

Here is mine painted green.
I just used some spray paint that I currently had.
(So happy it warmed back up so I could finish this project since it has been sitting for a few months now.)

Upclose shot of the finial and the clothes pin.

I created a fabric rosette out of burlap and added it to one of the corners.

I also sanded and then used some ink to distress the edges.

Add some ink to the clothes pin as well.

And also the finial.

I love how it turned out.
It can just sit on any surface and it is so easy to switch out pictures.

I have another version of this in the works too.
As soon as that one is complete, I will share it with you.

I'll be linking up to some of these parties.


  1. So cute! I think it turned out fabulous! I love the GREEN.


  2. Augh! I so want to try this, too! I saw it on Shanty and had to have it! My Lowe's is about 500 miles away, though (ok, not that far, but it feels really far), and no one else seems to have those finials! What?? I love your color scheme and can't wait to see what else you came up with!

  3. Looks great! I love that shade of green. What brand of spray paint is it?

  4. So glad you linked this's so cute!!! :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  5. I just where someone made this on another blog and is selling them. I'm so going to make some for myself and for some gifts.


  6. i have seen these and love them. Yours is fabulous!!! Love the color and the burlap flower. Adorable!!!

  7. That is so cute! I love the color too...hmmm I have a can of similar colored paint calling my name now. Thanks!

  8. That is so cute! I love the color too...hmmm I have a can of similar colored paint calling my name now. Thanks!

  9. This is just the cutest!!

  10. Your project turned out fantastic! Love the burlap flower too! I'm having a linky party and hope you'll join in! Have a nice weekend!

  11. Love it. This is a great idea, I like to change things so often.

  12. very cute! I love the color.


  13. I just love that shade of green. What a darling way to frame a photo!

  14. That is so cute! Pretty green too...what color is that?

  15. Allison: This is SO cute!!!! Thanks for sharing girl!!

  16. This is so adorable! Thanks for joining our Friday Flair!

  17. Such a cute couple! i love the color you chose and the rosette looks awesome. the tan burlap is very cool. thanks for linking up at Sister Sunday.
    Amy @

  18. I love how you did green. I have got all my supplies together to make one except for the finials. I have looked everywhere. Thanks for saying you got them at Lowes inthe furniture leg aisle. I'll have to go back there! Yours turned out really cute!

  19. LOVE IT ALLISON... I too, fell in love with those at Shanty2chic. I still plan on making me some. xo jen

  20. Such a cute way to display photos & I love how easy it would be to switch them out and keep the photos current! Loving that burlap rosette too. :-) Thanks for linking up.

  21. How darling. Love this project. And I'm enjoying my first visit to your blog.

    Warmly, Michelle

  22. I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:

    Again, you did a fantastic job with this frame! :-)

  23. Such a great idea! I love simple ways to show off your pictures. Very charming!

  24. Wowza lady, we are too much alike! I was just thinking about how much I wanted to make one of these! Talk about darling!! Love the green!

  25. What a great idea - a perfect way to pretty up my desk at work! Stopping by from Tip Junkie :)


  26. That's really cute - love the color. Thanks so much for linking up to my Swing into Spring party.

  27. super cute, love the green and what a great idea to be able to easily change out pictures

  28. Very cute! Great job! Love that you can stick a different picture in really easily!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie last week! I can't wait to see what you have for this week!

  29. Thanks so much for linking up to craft couture monday! I wanted to let you know that I featured you :)

  30. Love this picture frame with the cutest couple in it :)! Thanks for linking to Unwasted Homemaking Party!

  31. Very cute! I love how easy it is to change the picture out!

  32. Turned out so cute! Great way to display our favorite snapshots. I like the green & the little flower. Thanks so much for linking up this week!

  33. We featured your frame at our Sister Sunday Link Party. Thanks for joining our party and we hope to see you again this week!


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