This is how I made the frames: I started with a 1X4 piece of wood and a piece of fancy trim molding. I simply cut the wood at a 45 degree angle to create a square. I did the same for the molding. The insides of the frames are cut to be 8 inches square, which makes the outsides about 14 inches square. I used wood glue to hold the pieces all together. Then I used a wood filler on the joints so that it was nice and seamless and sanded it. Last, I painted the frame yellow and the trim white. I used wood glue to hold those together.
I cut the molding so that the trim hangs over the edge of the frame which created a perfect place to hold a photo.
The metal piece above came from Hobby Lobby. I got in on sale for $15 when it was normally $39! What a steal! I love it.
This space is slowly coming together, but I am pleased with it so far. Someday I will say "I think it will stay like this now." Today is not that day. Wanna see what I mean? I am always adjusting and re-adjusting things. Here are my current thoughts about what should be different.
As you can see, I have my work cut out for me. It has definitely come a long way, and I feel like it morphs with my maturing style. (is there such a thing) I still don't think it is a true reflection of what I love though. A little at a time.