I love the look of white frames, but sometimes when they're coupled with white matting, they can start looking a bit too austere. This DIY from Shannon at eat.sleep.MAKE is the perfect antidote; the natural wood she used adds a bit of warmth to the look, and it's light enough and thin enough to fit any standard frame.
All you'll need for this project is:
• A frame or an old piece of matting to use as a template
• Protractor (to make sure your angles are perfect)
• Craft Knife
• 4 pieces of basswood that are longer than each side of your frame (1 piece for each side)
Carolyn is a freelance writer and photographer, as well as a lover of all things colorful and quirky. She grew up in Texas and settled in Chicago by way of L.A., England and Paris. Currently, she is a professor at Illinois Institute of Technology.
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