Jan 10, 2014

Scrap Wood Ladder Frame

This set of horse canvases are one of my favorite wall art for our home. After hanging them in the family room where the walls are painted a pale BM-Carrington Beige, they didn't "pop".


Not wanting to make separate frames, this scrap wood was used to frame out the light art in a ladder form.
Hang the art first then find some scraps of wood that you should have in your garage because if you are like me, we hold on to all our left over wood scraps. This particular set of wood is already dark stained because it comes from Ben's loft bed that we took apart.
Level the side slats first and nail them right to the wall along side the pictures.
Cut a few slats that can fit horizontally at the bottom (which I made extra thick with two pieces). The middle (they don't have to touch or support the canvas). Then the top (I made mine thin).
 The tops don't have to line up and the wood can even be different. I like the look.
Some of the best designs come by accident or unplanned - at my house. 
Now they "pop" even though they don't play center stage in this refreshed family room.
Let me know what you think on my Facebook page HERE or comment below.

16 comments :

Home on Hidden Oaks said...

What a clever idea! Much more unique than frames and I'm guessing it was also free! Thanks for sharing!

Sherri Smith said...

So much better than the typical frames. Perfect for your room. Love it!

Happy Friday, Holly!

Blessings,
Sherri

Kelly said...

That's a great looking frame. It has that rustic look (because of the ladder shape) that goes well in your home.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The ladder frame is a great idea and it looks amazing!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I noticed the frame when you posted your refreshed family room, but I had no idea then that you made them. Love them!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Now that is just so very cool!

Robin Johnson said...

What a great idea! Love it.

Katie Mansfield said...

It's so cute and it makes it a feature. Can't wait to see what else you did.

lynn said...

it looks wonderful with the rest of the room, holly. and i love using the wood from ben's bed--love it!

Debbiedoos said...

That is pretty darn fantastic Holly~

Angela Ryder said...

Such a clever idea as usual! Love your room!!~~Angela

Inspire Me Heather said...

How clever and it looks great too!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is such a great idea for that ladder, Holly! I love how it looks on your wall, too. A great repurposing project!

Cozy Little House said...

Girl, you're really getting the hang of those power tools! Your home looks fresh and light and lovely. Okay, how did you make those photos on your sidebar round. Do tell please.
Brenda

Christy W said...

Love, Love it!

NexG Interiors said...

Great job.. Its really looks nice. congrats.


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