Cut the wood and miter the corners. I started with about 12 feet of 1 1/2 inch wood molding from the home improvement store, and ended up with a frame 34 1/2 inches square. I used a simple miter box and hand saw (which you can pick up for about fifteen bucks) to cut my wood.
Glue the corners together. If you don’t get your corners mitered at just the right angle, this may be a bit tricky. I just used Elmer’s wood glue, and it is holding well.
Stain the frame. I used some pickling stain that I had leftover from my paneling wall hanging project.Finally, I attached my strings of faux shells to the frame using white glue, a paintbrush, and strips of cotton fabric. I painted glue onto the back of the frame and pressed the strips of fabric over the fishing line. When saturated with the glue, the fabric becomes a bit like tape. Using this method, I was able to get the lines securely fastened to the frame without tying it or drilling into the frame.
I am really happy with the way this project came out. It has movement, shine, and a slightly weathered look.It definitely gives our entryway a pretty, seaside feel. Thanks to Angie for allowing me to participate in this fun series! I hope you all will stop by Persia Lou, and check out some of my other projects. Here are some of my favorites:~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
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