Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Framed Pallet Wood Backdrop

Framed Pallet Wood Backdrop in Warm Neutral Colors from Denise on a Whim
Today's project is one of the simple yet loveliest pieces of home decor I've ever made.
At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Seriously though, I adore the coloring on this simple framed backdrop
more than I ever thought I would.
I started with a vintage frame.
I painted it in a chalk paint color called Faded Burlap.
I didn't even use dark wax on the frame
but simply gave the embellishments a light coat of paint
to let the original gold peak through. 
Framed Pallet Wood Backdrop in Warm Neutral Colors from Denise on a Whim
Since I don't have anyway of ripping boards,
I went through my stack of pallet wood until I found the right pieces
to fit perfectly into the inset on the back of the frame.
I'm sure it would have been easier to rip a board,
but I guess you do what you gotta do to make a project work!
I was afraid to pound nails into this delicate, old frame
so I used liquid nails to attach the boards to it.
Framed Pallet Wood Backdrop in Warm Neutral Colors from Denise on a Whim
It just so happens that the coloring of the boards
that fit into the frame was quite perfect!
A little grey mixed with some warm brown.
The boards are indeed a match made in heaven with the frame color!
Framed Pallet Wood Backdrop in Warm Neutral Colors from Denise on a Whim
I'm thinking it was meant to be!
Framed Pallet Wood Backdrop in Warm Neutral Colors from Denise on a Whim
At my show this last weekend,
I had a grapevine wreath hanging in front of this backdrop.
That looked pretty great, too!
Framed Pallet Wood Backdrop in Warm Neutral Colors from Denise on a Whim

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