Two weeks or so ago I shared with you a project that I made as one of the Dare Bloggers from the DIY club. I am sent several items each month and am given a challenge to use them together and create a project with them. I was really excited what I finally decided upon making with my items and am able to share it now with you here on The Idea Room.
I am in the midst of remodeling my daughter’s bedroom and have been looking for the perfect decor for her bedroom walls. I have not been able to find anything that has been “exactly” what I was looking for…until now! Learn how to make this fun Framed Stencil Wall Art.
I found a good sized frame that measured 20 x 28 inches from the local thrift store for $3. It was perfect for what I was looking for.
I took the picture apart and saved the frame and the glass. Then after cleaning up the frame I spray painted it with my favorite brand of paint, Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Satin White Spray Paint. The paint covered this old frame very nicely and I ended up needing three coats.
Then while the frame was drying, I cleaned up the glass from the picture frame so that it was super clean. After prepping it, I laid it on the back patio on top of my painter’s drop cloth (aka old sheets). Then I took this beautiful and fun Cutting Edge Stencil (style Casablanca) and sprayed the back of it lightly with a water spray bottle. Then I carefully positioned the stencil into place and on top of the glass. Then I took a damp cloth and checked every inch of the glass to make sure I wiped up any excess water. The water helped to seal the stencil to the glass.
Then I took this Krylon Frosted Glass Finish in White, and sprayed over the glass and the stencil. At first it goes on and the glass just looks wet so you can see where you need more coverage and then as it dries it starts to get the frosted look. I let it dry for 30 minutes and then came back and removed the stencil. I was so happy with how it turned out!
But only half of the glass was covered, so I sprayed the back of the stencil again, but only where I needed it wet. (I did not want water to sit on the side I had just sprayed). Then carefully lined up the stencil and then sprayed the other side and let it dry as well.
See how pretty it turned out? Squeal!! I was so excited with the results! Don’t you just love that Cutting Edge Stencil?
My frame still had the metal picture holders in the back of it so I pulled them all out with some pliers.
Then I took this Rockler Sanding Bug and roughed up the frame a bit to give it a distressed look. I loved how easy this sander is to hold and it fits perfectly in the palm of my hand. So much easier to work with than the folded piece of sandpaper I usually use. Definitely putting this one in MY tool box so the hubs doesn’t claim it as his own :)!
Then I wiped off the dust from the sanding and sprayed the frame with this Deft Clear Wood Finishing Spray. It will seal it and protect it and gave it a nice finished look! Super easy and quick to use. Let it dry properly.
Then I took some clear colored Silicone and placed a small thin line of silicone all around the inside edge of the back of the frame where the glass sits. You want enough to hold it in well, but not too much or it will ooze out onto your glass, which is not pretty looking.
Then gently set your glass inside the frame onto the silicone. **I placed my glass so that the frosted side was going to be facing the wall. This way if I need to clean the picture front, I can use Windex on the front of the picture without messing up the frosted spray.
At this point, I had my son help me lift the picture while I checked the front to see if any silicone had oozed out to the front. If there is some take a damp cloth and simply wipe up any spots before it dries. Then on the back of the frame I place another layer of silicone on the edge of the glass to keep the glass from falling and to hold it in.
Then I took my finger and carefully cleaned up around the edges.
Let it dry completely…about 24 hours.
Then I took this beautiful crystal knob from Amerock (isn’t it pretty?), and screwed it onto the top middle of the frame.
Then I simply hung a wreath made out of felt circles similar to how I made this heart felt wreath.
I am so HAPPY with how it turned out! It looks so great in my daughters room! I want to make another one! This project was pretty easy that anyone could do it without their husbands help! It is just a bit time consuming, but only due to the fact that you must be patient with allowing everything proper time to dry…which sometimes I am not very good at! What do you think?