Create a rustic and mechanical aesthetic for your living space with this unique industrial home decor DIY composed by Sarah from The Winthrop Chronicles. Combine metals with modern elements to achieve the perfect balance between industrial and comfort chic.
A few months ago my husband and I went to Europe and I realized I had no pictures of our trip in our house. I spent so much time taking pictures of everywhere we went I thought it was a shame those pictures were just sitting in a folder on my computer. I saw these mounted photos from Tiny Prints and thought that would be a perfect way to display some of my favorite prints-and I had an old pallet in the garage my husband was begging me to get rid of, so I decided to use the pallet wood to make frames for my new mounted prints. I love using pallet wood because it’s free (you can usually find them in the trash at big stores or factories) and because it adds a rustic look that is so popular right now.
Supplies Needed to Make Industrial Picture Frames:
Pallet wood (or any type of scrap wood will do)
Spray polyurethane (optional)
Metal corner brackets (I found mine at Home Depot for a couple dollars)
Photo hook (optional)
1. The first think I did was soak the metal brackets in vinegar. Because I was using old rustic wood, I needed the brackets to match the old rustic feel. So I put the brackets and screws in a white vinegar bath. Leave them in there for several hours or overnight. I left mine in for about 24 hours. You won’t see the rust/oxidation happen until they are removed from the vinegar and dry. The longer you leave them in the vinegar, the more rusty they become.