Girl Meets Router
Introducing Distressed Finial Picture Frames
I’ve recently been inspired to create my own picture frames to accessorize the shabby chic design rooms I’ve seen lately. I shopped around all the pieces pre-made and quickly realized that it would NOT be very budget friendly to purchase decorative wood bases, frames and finials separately. I decided I’d just have to figure out how to built it all myself. Off to YouTube I go, watching videos on how to build your own picture frame. Ah-ha, it’s a router that I need. My next call was to my fiance, maybe he had one! But no, he was missing that tool from his collection. So on a Monday morning I set off to Home Depot to pick up a router, some stock wood lengths, a little hardware and back to the house I went to teach myself how to use one of these things..
Here’s the results of my first date with the router. I’m happy that I went after the table saw version for starts. The fence supports really helped me keep by boards and edge routing straight and even. I found the finials pre formed on the cheap too at this online craft store. I’m loving the results and will be carting these bad boys up to my little shop tomorrow to see how they do…
I really love how the look in clusters, in all different heights and configurations. Maybe next time I’ll make some larger frames. All these are about 4 x 6.
Hopefully soon I’ll have time to do a step by step tutorial for all those router powered crafters out there. Piece of Cake!