{Double} Giant Photo Display {DIY + Tutorial}

When we moved into our house, we were excited to get settled and unpacked. I used what we had and started decorating. I have a LOT of things in the attic that I have to go through still, but in the 4 months we have lived in our house we've been happy with our progress. 

But, I wasn't really sure what to do with the large inset areas above the built in cabinets next to the fireplace. During the summer, I displayed some of the unit colors from when my husband was in the Army. It was nice having the bold colors, and the patriotic theme....but recently I decided I wanted to make a giant frame to fill this huge open space. And had to make two.  

Wanting to leave the some space between the frame + the wall, the finished frame ended up being about 4'x6'. Once the frame was completed, I used a twine/rope along the back about every 8" along both sides. I ended up stapling the rope down along the back side of the frame. 

This is the room before. 

This is the room after. Right now I just have random pictures on each frame. I love the idea of making some oversize posters or prints to hang. Or artwork from school. Or seasonal decor....

Mini-Tutorial to make a frame:

  • Determine the size of the frame needed {again, mine were 4x6'}
  • Use a miter saw to cut 1x4s to determined length
  • Use a Kreg Jig to join the corners
  • Stain the frame, being certain to stain top and bottom edges {don't worry about the back side}
  • Once dried, attach a twine/rope string across the sides. My twine is from Hobby Lobby in a huge spool (from the back of the store near the leather and whatnot. Use a staple gun to hold down the two sides of the twine. I tied a knot on each far end, but really don't think that's necessary. 
  • Attach hanging hardware on the two sides, I used the largest D-rings I could find in the picture hanging area at Lowes. 
  • Hang + decorate! 

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