the construction of a rustic but refined jewelry frame came to be.
So, I’ll quit rambling and give you the tutorial.
- old frame (save the glass for your plywood measurements but subtract 1/8″ for all sides)
- sandpaper, spray primer, spray paint
- 1/4″ plywood
- burlap (size of plywood plus 2″ on all sides)
- Mod Podge
- 13 knobs (I purchased mine here: Ebay crystal knobs
- 2 bin pulls
- 2″ mending brackets, washers, screws (see picture below showing the back of the frame)
- 1.Lightly sand frame and clean with diluted vinegar (vinegar is less toxic than TSP)
- Spray frame with 1 coat of primer, let dry. Then 2 coats of spray paint. Allow to dry.
- Use the glass that you removed from the frame and trace onto the plywood. Cut the plywood 1/8″ less than the tracing to allow room for your fabric.
- Predrill holes for your knob and bin pulls. My knobs are spaced 2 1/4″ apart and the second row is staggered between the top row. Make sure you allow room for the frame before you determine where you want the knobs placed!
- You may need to sand any splinters off at this time.
- Coat the front of the plywood with Mod Podge.
- Center your burlap on top and coat with Mod Podge. This uses a lot of Mod Podge but it will be well protected from pulling the fabric. I tried stapling, but it just made it look wonky.
- The burlap will look white-ish, but allow it to dry and it will become transparent. Just make sure you have an even, thin topcoat. You can always add more after it dries.
- Attached the plywood to the frame with mending brackets. I had to add large washers to make up for the depth. See the picture above. The back of the frame looks rough, but no one will ever see it!
- Add your knobs.
Fox Hollow Cottage