originally posted this project on my family blog but decided it should be on this blog as well.
I started with a 4' x 10" board I purchased at Home Depot.
Yes, it is the same board Shannon used in her Hotel de Paris sign.
Great minds think alike.
I took a large rock to it and banged it up. Then took a nail and made holes throughtout the piece. I wanted a rustic looking board.
I then sprayed painted it with Rustoleum Heirloom white. I gave it about 2 or 3 coats.
Once that dried I applied 2 coats of Ralph Lauren glaze tinted smoke.
I could have stopped after one coat but wanted it a bit darker.
After that dried I made the holes and added the knobs.
I made this back in December and my sole purpose was to hang our stockings. Once Christmas was over I didn't want to pack this up so I came up with another idea.
I bought 5 5x7 frames at Khol's on sale for $1.59 each. They were an ugly faux wood frame. I painted 3 an espresso color and 2 heirlom white and added the glaze.
I used jute twine to hang the pictures from the knobs.
I love how this piece turned out. It is so versitle.