Whilst the summer is about creating cool, sleek spaces with cold materials like marble, granite and laminates winter has a very different feel. Instead of wanting cool materials I give in to cozy blankets, rugs in front of the wire and raw, textured wood. Unvarnished wood always makes me think of cozy log wood cabins in the snow and chopped logs piled up next to an open fire. I’m drawn to more natural materials and fabrics for the colder months which gives this tutorial perfect timing!
This tutorial combines the cool, minimal look of pure white decor with a more earthy warmth. My favourite way to use frames is to spell out words around my home. I use my favourite fonts to put different accented words around my home that give me little lifts throughout the day. This works best when you’re using frames that are A4 in size and smaller as it’s easy to print out letters but if you wanted to go for larger letters you can draw your own or cut out from larger pieces of paper and fabrics.
- Raw, Unvarnished Wooden Frames
- White Acrylic Paint
- Sponge Brush
1. Mix equal parts of white acrylic paint with water. Make sure to mix until you have an even consistency.
2. Using a foam sponge paint brush (these give a nice even tone) cover the frame in a thin layer of the paint mixture.
Don’t miss out the sides and back of the frame as these will be noticeable if they are not painted.
3. Do the same with all your frames and leave to dry.
4. When they’re dry make another paint and water mixture, the same as before (half paint, half water)
5. Use your sponge brush to coat the frame with a second layer.
6. Do the same with all the frames and leave to dry.
7. Now you’re ready to print out your letters in your favourite font. Increase the size until they almost fill an A4 page and print out.
8. Once the frames are dry put the letters into the frames and hang together to spell out inspirational or unusual words around your home.