Toast of Tuesday: DIY Copycat Pottery Barn Frame

One of the hardest things to me about decorating is deciding what to put on the walls. I’ve never been a big picture hanger, but I fell in love with the look of this Pottery Barn frame, which you can find here:

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COPYRIGHT POTTERY BARN — NOT MY PHOTO

Only thing is — it costs $69!!

So I decided to go thrifting and see if I could recreate a floating wire frame. I found this old painting at the GoodWill for just $5.99.

When I checked out, the woman checking me out looked at the painting, looked at me, and said, “You really like this?”

I chuckled and told her I was just buying it for the frame. No offense to Bob Ross and his happy trees, but this type of art just isn’t my style.

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When I got to home, I set to work removing the original painting, which took some wrangling with a flat head screwdriver.

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Here’s how my frame looked empty.

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Next I poured a couple of shades of grey and white in my favorite chalk paint and started painting the frame.

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Once the paint had dried, I cut some hanging wire to thread across the board.

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I simply tied the ends of the wire to the up-ended staples that I had used the flat head to move.

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Next I nailed on some sawtooth hangers, one on either side of the top of the frame.

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Finally I sent a half dozen of my favorite recent snaps to a local photo shop and bought some adorable mini clothespins.

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And there you have it!

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A DIY copycat Pottery Barn frame for just over $5!

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What’s your favorite type of wall decor?

Until next time,

xoxo Charlotte

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