Thursday, January 1, 2015
We got some cedar wood (actually donated to us - 'cause the guy just wanted it out of his garage!) and some instructions on how to distress the wood by burning it and brushing it with a wire brush before applying a stained finish. It was an educational process for me! Once the frame was together ( measure twice, cut once!) and nicely distressed (loved that smell of burning cedar) , I got the staining completed, having chosen the perfect color (you never know how that's going to turn out!). But, I was amazed . . . it WAS perfect.
My neighbor helped me get all the layers into the frame, and we cut a cardboard backing to finish it off. It all came together wonderfully...and is now hanging on the wall. I enjoy having this kind of project...and really love the custom framing!!