Saturday, February 20, 2010

Multi purpose display board

 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.


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  1. I absolutely love this! I'm a photo junkie and am always looking for new ways to display them. I love that you beat the board with a rock too. :)

  2. Wow, this looks great. What a lovely way to display your photos.

  3. that is so cute with the pictures hanging!! love it - very creative!

  4. I love it!! I totally want to do this! I was going to use a curtain rod to hang pictures on, but I am not loving it. If I do this, I will link to you, and let you know :)