We’ve Been Framed!

I must apologize for the long silence here on the blog. Since we opened our shop last February, things have been busy!! 🙂 Yes, in the best possible way… but busy nonetheless. On the bright side, I have quite the assortment of cute projects to share with you all ~ so let’s get started with picture frames!

Picture frames are one of those things we all need, but hate to spend big money on. Big box stores only carry a few {trendy} styles, and frame shops can be over-the-top if you’re looking for something rustic. Our solution is simple = we build them to suit. Our favorite challenge? Framing stretched canvas! These canvases we framed are 3/4″ thick – which isn’t something that would fit into any garden variety frame. 🙂 Challenge accepted!

A simple barnwood frame makes this winter scene complete.

A simple barnwood frame makes this winter scene complete.

This frame is also made from re-claimed wood, one piece, mitered corners.

This frame is also made from re-claimed wood, one piece, mitered corners.

This is my personal favorite! We built this frame from value pine boards, in three different "layers" and then I chalk painted it cobalt blue with grey on top.

This is my personal favorite! We built this frame from value pine boards, in three different “layers” and then I chalk painted it cobalt blue with grey on top.

A simple two-layer barnwood frame makes this primitive stitchery the perfect wall art for Fall!

A simple two-layer barnwood frame makes this primitive stitchery the perfect wall art for Fall!

Here you can see the detail of my chalk paint finish. Love how the frame melds into the Sea in the painting!

Here you can see the detail of my chalk paint finish. Love how the frame melds into the Sea in the painting!

What do you think? Leave us a comment below! 🙂 We’re back!!

Still sweeping up sawdust,

The Woodworker’s Wife

Snow Day Inspiration

The snow is dancing to the ground outside my giant window right now. It’s cold out there! My Woodworker had to put in some extra time at the Fire Station yesterday, so I have had some extra time on my hands to plot our next few projects.  We are working on opening a “shop” of sorts as well, so stay tuned for that! As soon as we have items ready to go (and listed) then I will be sharing that with you here on the blog! 

For today, here are some things that I have been adding to my “we could make that!” list… 🙂 Enjoy! 

Gray colored chalk board.

     Shaped chalkboards! How cute are these? Not to mention the fact that I can make these all by myself since they don’t require a frame or any kind of joinery. I would love to have a few more of these around the house … and they would make great gifts, too! 

This is such a lovely way to bring the outdoors in. I think I'd use drift wood or something worn instead.

This little beauty is from urbanplusforest on Etsy. I love the mixture of the organic branch inside of a more standard shadow box. I think it would be even better with raw, untamed wood for the frame like driftwood or even old barn wood. 

Ike and the Wall Buttons

And then there’s this. That little dog might be even cuter than the buttons… it’s really a close call. 🙂 I would love to have a few of these down in my sewing room for whimsy and color! Every room in our home is beige – which is a great place to start, but it does get rather drab and boring. There is a pretty good tutorial for making these buttons right here, on her blog. 

There you have it, some inspiration for your snow day. You’re welcome. 🙂 

 

~ The Woodworker’s Wife