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Hide Unsightly Door Bells With This Great DIY Project!

posted in DIY & Crafts
11/20/2013
  • There are two main parts to making your monogrammed artwork;  first, building the frame and then decoupaging the frame with fabric.

These are the supplies you will need for building the frame:
    There are two main parts to making your monogrammed artwork; first, building the frame and then decoupaging the frame with fabric.

    These are the supplies you will need for building the frame:
  • 1. Tempered Hardboard or Lauan Plywood cut down to 22″ x 16.5″
2. I used 1/2″ strips of MDF left over from our hallway board and batten project. The measurements are shown in the picture.
3. Wood glue and wood filler
4. Hammer, 5/8″ brad nails, 1″ brad nails, and a nail punch
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    1. Tempered Hardboard or Lauan Plywood cut down to 22″ x 16.5″
    2. I used 1/2″ strips of MDF left over from our hallway board and batten project. The measurements are shown in the picture.
    3. Wood glue and wood filler
    4. Hammer, 5/8″ brad nails, 1″ brad nails, and a nail punch
    Cont... Next
  • 5. Primer is optional. If you are using a lighter colored fabric, I recommend priming the frame so the wood does not show through.
Directions:
Put a thin strip of wood glue along the top edge of the strips of wood.
    5. Primer is optional. If you are using a lighter colored fabric, I recommend priming the frame so the wood does not show through.
    Directions:
    Put a thin strip of wood glue along the top edge of the strips of wood.
  • Lay the tempered hardboard on top and nail it down with 5/8″ brad nails. Nail the corners with 1″ brad nails. Countersink the nails and fill the holes with wood filler. After the wood filler is dry, give the frame a light sanding. Prime the frame if you are using a light-colored fabric.
    Lay the tempered hardboard on top and nail it down with 5/8″ brad nails. Nail the corners with 1″ brad nails. Countersink the nails and fill the holes with wood filler. After the wood filler is dry, give the frame a light sanding. Prime the frame if you are using a light-colored fabric.
  • To decoupage the fabric to the frame, you will need:
1. Fabric that is cut large enough to wrap around the sides of the frame plus 2 inches on all sides. I found my fabric at Hobby Lobby. You will need to iron out any wrinkles.
2. Mod Podge
3. Staple gun
    To decoupage the fabric to the frame, you will need:
    1. Fabric that is cut large enough to wrap around the sides of the frame plus 2 inches on all sides. I found my fabric at Hobby Lobby. You will need to iron out any wrinkles.
    2. Mod Podge
    3. Staple gun
  • Put a coat of Mod Podge on the front of the frame and smooth the fabric down.
    Put a coat of Mod Podge on the front of the frame and smooth the fabric down.
  • Flip the frame over and coat the top edge and sides of the frame. Smooth the fabric down, making sure it is taut. Then, staple along the inside edge.
    Flip the frame over and coat the top edge and sides of the frame. Smooth the fabric down, making sure it is taut. Then, staple along the inside edge.
  • For the corners, add some Mod Podge before you fold and staple your corners like you’re wrapping a gift.
    For the corners, add some Mod Podge before you fold and staple your corners like you’re wrapping a gift.
  • Finish it off by coating the fabric with a thin layer of Mod Podge.
    Finish it off by coating the fabric with a thin layer of Mod Podge.
  • After the frame dries overnight, you can hang the letter with a couple of screws. The letter that I purchased from Hobby Lobby has keyhole hangers on the back. They only letter “O” in stock was gold, so I brushed on a mix of brown & black paint & then sanded it down to let a little gold show thru.
    After the frame dries overnight, you can hang the letter with a couple of screws. The letter that I purchased from Hobby Lobby has keyhole hangers on the back. They only letter “O” in stock was gold, so I brushed on a mix of brown & black paint & then sanded it down to let a little gold show thru.
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