From Bookshelf Doors to Framed Art
I know...it's been a while. I'm in my final semester of nursing school (YAY!). I'm completing my final clinical placement, while working, and trying to maintain some semblance of a social life...I say that to say finding time to work on projects is hard sometimes! I needed some self-care, so project time!
Over a year ago I was walking home and found two Ikea Borgsjo bookcase doors on the curb for the garbage truck to pick up. I picked them up thinking that they would make great frames for some wall art. So here we go...
First thing I did was remove the hinges from the back, and the knobs from the front of the doors. I also used some Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Filler to fill the holes where the knobs were attached. After allowing that to dry, I taped off the glass with painter's tape to prevent paint from getting onto the glass. I gave the doors a light sanding with a sanding block I got at my local Dollarama, then I wiped them down with tack cloth.
Paint time! I applied three coats of FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint in pure gold. I also ended up spray painting them with one coat of Beauti-Tone Acrylic Gold Gloss Lacquer Paint because the acrylic paint was not giving me the coverage and shine I wanted.
I attached a hook from a picture hanging kit I bought at Dollarama to the back of the frame. As for what to put inside the frames, I found a roll of geometric gold and white wrapping paper at a cute little stationery boutique (Paperboy Cards & Gifts). For the backing, I cut out some white cardstock the size of the glass and used tape to secure this to the back of the frame.
Another successful project! These frames added some interest to a boring white wall.
Until next time,