What Rose Knows was given the Be Our Guest print for this post, however all opinions are my own.
It's been a very slow process getting wall art and anything else for that matter up on the walls in our house. We've been living in our new home 4 months now and the only rooms that have anything up on the walls is the open concept living room and kitchen. I'm still getting a feel for our new home and the last thing that I want to do is put stuff up on the walls that I don't absolutely love.
Before I start working on any other rooms in the house though, my goal is to get our guest room finished before guests start arriving for the holidays. I want to create a retreat type space for our guests to relax and more importantly feel welcome in our home.
The minute I saw this Be Our Guest watercolor poster from the PastelTrail Etsy shop, I knew it was a perfect fit for the room. The PastelTrail Etsy shop has a great selection of inspirational posters and graphic design - and many of them are instant downloads. If you are stuck on what to buy someone for Christmas, check out PastelTrail because the inspirational instant download artwork would make great gifts. If you don't want to print them yourself, PasteTrail will print them for you.
I didn't just want to put this Be Our Guest print in a regular frame though. I used it as the centerpiece on a much more larger piece built by my handsome handy husband. The details on how this wall art was constructed are below. I'm really happy with the way this wall art turned out for our guest room. I kept things neutral all over because, well, I'm just a huge fan of neutral right now! I picked up the vintage wall sconces awhile ago and had no idea where I was going to use them. When the Be Our Guest print arrived, I knew they would look great together!
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How this wall art was constructed.....
To make the basic frame I started out with 1x6" pine boards and cut 5 of them to a 36” length. After I cut them I made a simple jig on the miter saw to cut the 45 degree dog ears on each board at exactly the same place. I did this by clamping a piece of scrap wood with a bar clamp to the fence of the saw. This way once I had the desired placement of the angled cut I could cut all the boards corners at the exact same place.
Once the boards were dog eared I lined them up good side down and used a staple gun to hold them together.
Then I used some scrap 1x2 boards to attach them together. I glued and nailed the 1x2 boards to the back side of the dog eared boards.
After that the boards were ready to be painted.
For the frame around the poster, I found a piece of ¼”x1” flat trim stock at our local big box hardware store and mitered 45 degree corners. After those pieces were painted, I attached the pieces using finish nails.
Thank you PastelTrail for this giveaway!