I need to stick a DIY project up on the blog because all these yummy recipes I’ve been posting are doing a number on my waistline! #worthit This DIY Photo Clothesline Display can easily be done in an afternoon, and it’s so simple to get a really cute finished project in just a few steps. And the only reason why it even takes that long is because you have to wait a couple hours for the paint to dry before sanding to distress it.
I orignially stained this frame and had it up on my wall as you can see in the picture above, but I just wasn’t enjoying it as much as I wanted to. I knew some white chalk paint and distressing would make me love it. (Thanks, Joanna Gaines. I heart you!)
Here’s what you need:
- stained or natural wood empty picture frame in a size you like (empty, meaning no glass/backing)
- twine or hemp
- small eye screws
- chalk paint in white color
- paint brush
- fine grit sandpaper (I used 220)
- mini clothespins or cute paper clips
- paint frame with chalkboard paint (two coats)
- wait two hours for paint to cure
- sand to your liking to get the distressed look
- figure out how many “clotheslines” you want and how far apart you want them to be; mark on the inside of the frame with a pencil
- screw in the eye screws where you made the marks for your clothes lines
- tie hemp or twine from one eye screw to another
- hang your picture frame on the wall and decorate it with photos, cards, or drawings!
From this: (covered in Christmas cards and sunglasses)
This was my first time using chalk paint to distress anything and I have to say it was a dream to work with. I didn’t have to break a sweat just to sand through the layers of paint and the finish was silky smooth when I was done!
love & cupcakes,