I have never been so excited to do a project on a Sunday. Well, except for when we would work on our basement (which has been done for almost 3 years now!). We have been contemplating how to decorate Sheridan’s room for quite a while, I mean she’s almost 3 months now.
So, I saw this pin on making a letter art sign; and they had a picture of the sign they made with them, I thought it would be perfect for our little girl. Of course, I have to do my own little items to make it spicy, but check out their blog if you are so inclined: Shanty-2-Chic. It has tons of DIY tutorials- most of which are on my list to do- I love them!!!
Once I found the letter I wanted, I took them to Shutterfly, cropped them, and put a sepia tone on them. Yay for Shutterfly!!
It only took about 7 days for the prints to get to the house and then I made sure that they looked as good as I thought they would. (Isn’t she a cutie pie!).
The next order of business was to pick up the frames, and the wood. So, I went to the dollar tree and found some great silver/gold frames. Then we made a quick run to Menards and picked up a board.
Now, since her room furniture is white- it was easiest for us to just pick up a white laminate shelf board. No painting or sanding needed! Oh, and we also got some picture frame hooks so we could hang them on the back.
After that was done, we took the backs off of the photo frames and stuck the pictures in the frames. And once we had the photos ready to go, and got our measurements down, we got to work on the hot glue (that was my job!).
So, with the laminate board, we got really lucky. The 4X6 photo frames actually ended up measuring 5.75″X7.25″. The board that we bought was 48″X8″ which means we had 1/4″ on the top and bottom of the frame, and could space the photo frames 1/2″ apart. PERFECT!
We put the picture frame hooks on first so that way we didn’t have to do it after the frames were attached to the board. My husband did that part (he doesn’t trust me with measuring things).
We glued the entire way around the frame- just to make sure it will hold the test of time. After we glued the back, we placed it onto of the laminate wood, and pressed down to secure it.
And that’s it, our board was ready to go up on the wall. How fantastic does that look (sorry I take crooked pictures)! I couldn’t be happier with this project. I hope when she gets older, she loves it as much as I do!!