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Framing with negative space

I'm trying to purge all those things that I hang on to thinking "I'll use that one day." or "I'll find something to do with that." I'm seriously a bit hesitant to go to the door when someone unexpectedly knocks thinking it's going to be Hoarders coming to throw all my stuff away. Well, do you remember our bathroom reno last year that I showed you here, well, I've been hanging on to all the bead board scraps thinking surely there was something I could do with them. Today, one 24"x24" scrap found it's final destination. That's progress, right? I watered down a few drops of brown acrylic paint and brushed it on and then wiped it back off. It gave it the great aged look that I wanted. Then I glued a wooden square to it in the center to give what will become a photo frame a little depth. This is the point that I realize that my project might work out and I started taking photos to explain.

So now, I'm ready to attach my frame. I picked up this acrylic frame at the thrift store for $.25.

I centered the frame with a little loc-tite super glue. I love all the negative space. After I got my fingers unstuck from the back of the beadboard (I have no idea how that happened) I printed off a photo of my little guy and stuck it in the frame. Isn't he the cutest thing you have ever seen?

This thing is huge! It takes up a ton of empty space. I think I may trim out the back with 1x2's to chunk it up a little bit and hang it on the wall. That's a project for another day though.

Right now, it's sitting pretty on a table.

Carolyn  – (July 19, 2011 at 1:34 PM)  

I just love this. What a great use for leftover beadboard. If you have a moment, I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board.
Thanks for the inspiration.
carolyn | homework

Kelly  – (July 20, 2011 at 12:22 PM)  

I love this! I am "pinning" it right now! Would love for you to stop by my blog:


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