DIY Reclaimed Wood Inspired Frame

A post by LMM”s Momma {Michelle}

Reclaimed Wood Inspired Art/Frame

Every now and then I like to go through Ashley’s comments and click on the link that takes me to the readers blog.  Often, this is how I discover some of my new favorite blogs and projects. And clicking on one readers link is what took me to the post that inspired today’s project.  The original idea can be found over at Make and Do Girl.

I came across a cute little project she did using Starbuck’s coffee stirers.  I was so inspired by it that I had to give it a go.

Here is the end result as seen in Ashley’s living room…

Here is the end result as seen in my new beachy bedroom

Supplies:  2 packages Woodsies from Michael’s (Starbucks was not that thrilled with me depleating their stock of coffee sticks)
4 colors craft paint.  I used colors from Martha Stewart’s line of craft paint.
Elmer’s glue
frame with backing
paint brushes
razor saw (optional) or scissors

I am in love with all the colors in the Martha Stewart collection. I painted one side of the sticks in equal amounts of gray, blue and yellow and just a few more in white. Let them dry.

I also used a razor saw to cut the sticks.
I used a 12×12 frame opening and 6 inch sticks so two sticks side by side fit perfectlly.
I used one of the sticks to apply the glue to the back of the painted sticks.
I kept the cardboard back of the frame attached to the frame and put the glued, painted sticks directly onto the frame backing, so it would fit perfectly when I finished.

It took about two hours start to finish.


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    November 3, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Oh my goodness LOVE it!! New project on my list. THANKS!!

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    November 3, 2011 at 2:28 am


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    Stephanie @ 4Eighteen
    November 3, 2011 at 3:17 am

    This turned out SO great! I think I might have to give it a try as well.

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    Make and Do Girl
    November 3, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Michelle, that looks AWESOME! I love using this idea as the background to showoff a photo. Thanks to you and Ashley for featuring my tutorial.

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    Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs.
    November 3, 2011 at 3:36 am

    It looks great! What a fun frame and backround they make. xoxo

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    November 3, 2011 at 3:42 am

    So cute! love this idea 🙂

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    November 3, 2011 at 3:56 am

    I absolutely love this idea. The colors you chose are perfect beach colors! The bright yellow totally makes it for me. Thanks for sharing!

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    November 3, 2011 at 4:41 am

    This is so great! Thanks for the review of the Martha colors I’ve been hesitant about buying. Now they are on the list!! I’m adding this to my projects list, with Christmas colors!
    Great post!!

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    November 3, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Gorgeous! Love it!

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    November 3, 2011 at 5:10 am

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it.

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    November 3, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Oh my, this is so great! I love the colors you used and I love the simplicity of the wooden sticks. I really love this idea.

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    November 3, 2011 at 5:56 am

    So cool! I love it!!

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    November 3, 2011 at 9:16 am

    that is so cool. i love simple projects like this that make a big impact. its a great gift idea too. 😉

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    November 3, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Cute idea! So easy to personalize maybe for Christmas!!!

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    Tonya @ Love of Family & Home
    November 3, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Very cute idea! Love it!

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    November 3, 2011 at 11:42 am

    What a fabulous idea! Too cute, I may do one of these in “Christmas colors” this year. LOVE! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    November 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Such a great idea! I love the colors as well! Thanks for sharing this project.


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    Lisa A
    November 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I love the bright colors! What a great idea 🙂

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    Rachael B
    November 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I love this idea! Will definitely have to try it, thank you!

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    November 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Super cute! Just wanted to let you know you have a quotation (“) after LMM up at the top, instead of an apostrophe (‘). I do that all the time when I’m writing in caps! Thanks for sharing the craft!

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    November 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    way cute.. love this project!!

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    [email protected] this Life
    November 4, 2011 at 2:01 am

    What a clever idea! And so cute too!

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    November 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Seriously so cute!!! Totally gonna make some of these with my kids! Thanks for sharing!

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    Melanie Cantelmo
    November 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    What a great idea!!!

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    katie s
    November 20, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Totally love this! I’ve bought the wood pieces…now I just need to get my little men to help out in painting the sticks so they can enjoy the art work we’ll be making for their room! Thanks for the fun idea!

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    February 29, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Great idea I love it and will try to attempt it myself……thanks for sharing

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    Jess @ The Colorful Ones
    July 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Um, this is like a total creative genius moment! I love the look, and never would have thought of recreating it this way!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 🙂

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    i like ur craft,how did u attach a star fish ? and how did you fix that in a glass frame?

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