DIY Large Wall Art and Floating Frame

I am so excited to share this DIY large wall art tutorial with you! I love art, and large art…but I don’t love the price tag. I came up with a way to make custom DIY large wall art and all for $40 and in a couple hours. I used a wall tapestry from society6, mounted it on a frame, and then built a floating frame around it. Now it’s your turn to build one (make sure you tag me @angelarosehome so I can see your projects and share some of my favorites!) Also, I keep helpful video tutorials saved to my story highlights on my instagram @angelarosehome.

STEP 1:

Order your wall tapestry. I ordered mine from society6 because they have thousands of options in 3 different sizes. I ordered the smallest 51 x 60 in size. Here are a few of my favorites (TAP photo image for link. 40% today with code GIFTNOW).

(TAP photo image for link. 40% today with code GIFTNOW)

STEP 2:

Now head over to How Does She to catch the rest of my tutorial for mounting your wall tapestry!

HOW TO BUILD A FLOATING FRAME

Here’s what you have after following the above instructions. Read below to build the floating frame.

STEP 1:

Now that you’ve mounted your wall tapestry, you can build a floating frame around it (I got some ideas for this from @makingprettyspaces). For this, I first built a second layer rectangle around my current wood mount frame. I make sure to cut my wood .5 inches longer for the top, bottom and side boards (this 1/2 inch extra makes it so there is a 1/4 inch overhang on all the sides). I wanted this overhang so that the frame would appear slightly floating.

STEP 2:

Once your boards are cut, place them on your mount to make sure overhang is what you want. Also make sure your staples are all hammered down so board is flat, and that fabric has been trimmed so there is some bare wood for wood glue. For each side I used wood glue and 1 1/4 inch finishing nails (here’s the nailer I use) to secure the boards. Let it dry, and you could even clamp the two frames together while drying if you’d like.

Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless AirStrike 18-Gauge Brad Nailer (Tool-Only) with Sample Nails

STEP 3:

For my outside floating frame, I used 1×3 pine boards. Before you assemble your frame, sand and finish your boards as desired. I measured each piece one by one and mitered the corners (cut at 45 degrees) for a tight fit. Helpful tip: when measuring, mark the inside corners and draw with a pencil which direction your miter should go (see more video tutorials on @angelarosehome). I used wood glue to attach my outside frame, and then nailed a couple nails in each corner. Use clamps to secure the outside frame to the rectangle mount while drying.

You did it! Now every wall needs giant DIY large wall art with a floating frame! I can’t wait to see your wall art, so remember to tag me.

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Black Friday List

Okay, I’m not a big shopper, but I DID round up just a few of my favorite things for this holiday season.

My Most Purchased DIY Item

Homeright Paint Sprayer

 

5 Tools Every DIYer Needs (these are the only tools I own):

***RYOBI is having a BUY a tool get one Free at Home Depot. Check out this link for details.*** Here are some Home Depot deals below.

You can get this drill and nail gun kit combo for $51 off. The nail gun is battery operated and doesn’t even need an air compressor. I use a drill and nail gun on almost every project.

Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver and Brad Nailer 2-Tool Combo Kit with (2) 1.3 Ah Batteries and Charger

Here is a miter saw for $100 off. It can even slide to accommodate wider boards. I use one to cut all my boards.

Ryobi 15 Amp 10 in. Sliding Miter Saw with Laser

 

 Electric Sander: This sander makes smoothing out wood, sanding off wood putty, and all finishing aspects so much quicker.


Kreg Jig(Optional but LIFE CHANGING): This tool is so cool because it allows you to attach boards with hidden holes so the finished project looks nicer (and it makes joints stronger). This is a must if you ever get into building built ins or basic furniture. This is the exact set I’ve had for 8 years and loved.

Kreg Pocket-Hole System with 2 in. Face Clamp, 100 Screws, and Mini Jig

My Home Favorites:

Check out all my home sources in my “Shop My Home” Menu tab

This Bean Bag Chair: 20% off with the code THANKS. Its never on sale, so this is the cheapest you’ll get it. I know because I watched the price for 4 months. This is my favorite ever bean bag chair that is stylish and comfy. We use ours all the time in our playroom.

This Rug: 6o% off with code BLK60. This rug has been in our playroom for 3 years and we love it. Super soft, no shedding, and really durable with no wear.

 

This Nightstand: This is the nightstand I got for my son’s room and it’s the perfect color and really good quality for a great price.

 

This Nightstand:This is the nightstand in my room that I love!

 

These Pillows: Perfect 4 pack of Christmas pillows and for only $39!

 

Other:

Boogie Board : Such a good toy to entertain kids in the car or at church. They can write and erase on it over and over again. My kids use this all the time.

 

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One Room Challenge: ROOM REVEAL

It’s done it’s done. I am so thrilled with how affordable this room turned out for the One Room Challenge. It was my first time participating since I only started my Instagram @angelarosehome account 6 months ago. I had a total blast! With my DIY closet doors, wall, and window framing, it was such a labor of love but so worth it. And what I love most about it, is that anyone can do it. I have all the tutorials saved to my @angelarosehome Instagram story highlights.

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One Room Challenge: Week 4

This week was productive for the One Room Challenge, but there isn’t much to show for it. I had to repaint the wall because it was too dark. I actually ended up going with Essex Green…it’s a gorgeous black green!

I also started planning the closet makeover (tutorial to come next week). Trying to figure out a way to cover up the mirrored closet doors. Here is my original idea. 

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One Room Challenge: Week 2

I am excited for my week 2 update for One Room Challenge! I finished this accent wall and it is ready for paint! I drew out the plans for this wall on some graph paper, and then adjusted it slightly as I went. It was actually way easier than board and batten. Check out my instagram where I am going to save all my how-to stories to my story highlights!

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One Room Challenge: Modern Boy Bedroom Redo

Alright! It’s happening. I am entering the One Room Challenge! For the next 6 weeks, I will be doing a complete makeover of my son’s bedroom…and I am so excited to share this transformation with you. Like always, I will be doing all the DIYs myself…and with all my power tools. I have big plans for a modern accent wall, new beds, closet redo etc. I would love for you to follow along. Now let’s start this thing (and follow along @angelarosehome)

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How to DIY a Board and Batten Wall: Dos and Don’ts

It’s all here! What TO do, and what NOT to do for the most professional-looking board and batten wall! I now want one in every room in my house :). First of all, board and batten basically just means putting wood/mdf strips on your wall in a pattern or design! I love it because is an affordable way (only$150!) to give a space character, add a focal point, and elevate your space.

Now let’s all build a board and batten wall!

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DIY Upholstered Wingback Headboard for $80

Let’s play a little game. What takes a sheet of plywood, one XL twin mattress pad, and a pair of curtain panels? THIS headboard! I’ve been wanting a headboard for a while now, and finally decided it was time to take matters into my own hands and stop waiting until I could save up for a dream one $$$. And I love how this turned out. Here is the whole tutorial so you can build one too (and it’s NO SEW)!

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