This project happened by accident. I bought my daughter a calendar from the dollar store since she was always asking what day it was. I found this one that was full of bright, inspirational messages.
Once I got it home, I realized it was a 2015 calendar and we couldn’t use it for another six months.
I’ve been wanting to brighten up our eating area for a while (that post is coming soon) and I liked the bright colors of these prints so I decided to use the calendar for the dining room instead.
I just assumed the print size was 12 x 12 (I realize actually measuring it would have taken 5 seconds…but no) so I bought frames in that size. Once I got them home, I learned that the prints were 11 x 11 making them too small for the frame.
Apparently, they don’t sell frames in the size that these prints are so I had to get inventive. I decided to just display them on pieces of wood giving them a rustic touch.
I lucked out finding this scrap wood.
Then I had Lowe’s cut it into the sizes I needed.
Since the prints were so colorful, I decided to stick with white paint for the frames. I just used the Valspar latex paint I had on hand and painted the boards.
Once those dried, I attached a hook on the back to hang it.
And finally attached the print with small screws onto the front of the board.
Once I had each print screwed on I took them into the dining room to figure out where to place them.
After playing around with them a bit, up they went!
So if you have a print or photo that is an odd size or just want a more rustic looking frame, this project is great. It’s easy and inexpensive.
Now we have a whole new look in our dining room and my daughter still has no idea what day it is.
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