- Board (I purchased my pre cut board from Joanns and used a coupon! Total was less than $4)
- Trim boards (I used cheap wood from Lowes and cut them to size. I found mine in the lumbar section but you can also find thinner board in the trim and molding section!)
- White paint
- Paint pen
- Paint/ stain for trim pieces
- Nail gun/ wood glue
Sand your board
Paint your board white. You can use any type of paint for this! I found that my board bowed a bit after painting. Not sure why this happens, but you can't really tell once you put it all together 🙂
Cut your trim pieces to size. Measure your long sides first then make your cuts. Once your long cuts are made, put them up along the sides of your board, them measure for the top piece including the tops of the long trim pieces. Sand all your trim pieces and paint or stain them as you wish!
Once your board is dry, make your deisgn! I grabbed my friend and had her write on mine. If you don't feel comfortable free handing stuff like this, check out my DIY Sign Writing blog post for some help!
Set up your picture! I like to set mine against the counter to make nailing them together easier. I placed two, one inch coasters under my wood piece to prop it up a bit. You could also use a book.
Once you have your picture set up. line up the edges and nail them together! For this step you can also use wood glue. If you go the wood glue route, set up your picture the same way but make sure your picture is face down. You'll want to make sure it's laying on something so it's not flat against the counter. A book would be a great item to use under your wood piece. You'll also want items to push against the frame sides to keep everything together as the wood glue dries. Just glue all around the frame 🙂 Again, make sure this is all taking place ON THE BACK of the picture, that way it doesn't matter if the glue looks bad or not!