Like most Pinterest
I've had the following image pinned for a while.
I pinned from A Thoughtful Place, but I believe the original source is an Etsy shop. I liked the idea of using an oversized backing to bulk up a regular sized picture. My thought when pinning was that I could use a canvas or board, paint a fun pattern on it, and affix another framed picture on the front of it.
I've also long admired the large silhouettes in this dining room that I showed you yesterday:
So, my plan was to combine these two into my own custom artwork.
I've had the supplies and the idea for this project for about two months, so I was happy for the Pinterest Challenge to get on it and get it done! I considered using a canvas, but wanted a specific size for my backing board and of course the canvas didn't come in the size I needed. While shopping in Dallas with my sister, we ducked into a Habitat for Humanity and they had stacks of plywood squares, just larger than the size I wanted, for $3 each. Score! They trimmed them to size for me at Home Depot (for free). I wanted to use a 16x20" frame for my top picture with a symmetrical border all the way around, so I had my boards cut to 26x30".
I'm linking up with Carmel at Our Fifth House and Young House Love. Come on over and check out all of the Pinterest inspired projects!
Also linking up with Ginger Jamboree Link Party, 52 Mantels, The Shabby Nest
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