I’ve been working on the wall in my dining room, and only need a couple more things to fill the empty spots. I found a nice, solid wooden frame at the thrift store for $3.00 and knew immediately that would be my last large item on the wall. To make this, I used an old placemat that had some stains on it for the canvas and some sea shells and jute string (to cover the stains) for the focal pieces.
I’ll be revealing my wall this week. It includes my mirror redo, the black pine cone wreath, my clock redo, and I did something different with my denim fabric flowers too. :) Hope you’ll come back to see it!
Here’s the before and after
You will need
Large wooden frame
hot glue gun
old placemat or other sturdy fabric
black spray paint
What you’ll do
Sand the frame lightly to remove any foreign matter and smooth the surface. Brush off the frame to remove any sand paper dust. Spray paint black, let dry, repeat. When the frame is dry, use sand paper to distress it and spray on some clear glaze, I used a satin finish as I really didn’t want it glossy.
As you can see I didn’t paint the back of the frame. You can if you want to. Put the placemat on the back of the frame and trim it if necessary. Secure the placemat to the frame with hot glue, stretching it as you work to get a nice taut surface to work on.
Hot glue seashells and starfish randomly onto the surface in whatever fashion looks good to you.
I missed covering a stain, which I originally meant to cover with the largest shell, but after rearranging it never got covered. So I just used some jute string. I hot glue an end to the placemat, then just hot glued around in a spiral. I added a couple more to balance it out visually.
Next I needed to add a hanger. I was out of metal hangers, so instead I used some small nails and a piece of jute to create my own.
That’s it! I really like the texture the placemat adds. Hope you like it!