I’m happy to be back to share another DIY project with you! When it comes to DIY projects, I prefer to be resourceful and I always try to use materials that I have around the house. I had some beadboard left over from a DIY Monogram Wall Art project I did a couple months ago which got me brainstorming ways to use what was left! Two of the remnants were cut in long narrow strips which were the perfect size to make some wall picture frames…and literally that is how this project was born!
- Beadboard – Home Depot
- Plain Picture Frames – Thrift Store
- Velcro – Walmart
- Paint – What I had on hand
Steps to make them:
Step 1: Decide what size frame you want. Because I had remnants already cut long ways, I just set the 8.5 x 11 frame on the bead board and centered to find the size and place to cut.
Step 2: Cut the Beadboard. We used a radial saw to cut them to the correct size. If you are not a fan of woodworking, Home Depot or Lowes will do this step for you!
Step 3: Using a sanding block or electric sander, quickly sand the edges of the beadboard to remove any rough places.
Step 4: Paint the Beadboard and Frames. The sheet of beadboard I bought was already white but had been dinged up and the cutting and the area sanded had to be painted anyways. I started with spray paint as a primer but did most of the painting with a semi-gloss white paint. Paint the bead board using brush strokes that stay with the grain of the bead board lines and let them dry after each coat. I decided to go with classic white for both the bead board and frame but you could use whatever color you would like!
Step 5: Once everything is painted and dry, put your pictures in the frames. I didn’t want to glue the frames down where I couldn’t change out the pictures and I didn’t feel up to using my jigsaw to cut out the frame area in the beadboard so I decided to use a heavy duty Velcro to apply the frame to the bead board. Add four strips or as many as you think necessary to hold the weight of the frame. Mine were not heavy so I just added four that are each about 3-4 inches long, one in each corner. I let those set for 24 hours before attaching to the back.
Step 6: Attached picture frames to the beadboard. I removed the backing of the velcro and using rulers, placed the frame in the correct position of the beadboard.
Note: The velcro box suggested that the velcro reaches maximum strength after 24 hours so I let the frames set for that long before hanging them.
That is all! These were a very low cost to me since I already had the beadboard from another project and I picked up the plain wooden picture frames from the thrift store for $1 each. They were perfect for our long entryway hall!
Another bonus: we have the interior doors that have a beadboard appearance so these compliment that very well. I debated distressing them but decided to keep them classic and white like the doors in our house. I hope you all love this project and find this helpful if you decide to make your own beadboard picture frames!