Photo by: Susan Teare
Susan Teare , Joanne Palmisano
Most hardware stores or metal shops will cut galvanized sheet metal for you. Use the back insert of the picture frame as a guide to determine the correct size.
Clean and sand the frame to remove the existing finish. This will help the new paint adhere to the surface.
Apply two coats of paint to the frame. Let the first coat completely dry before applying the second.
When the paint is dry, use painter's tape to create a pattern on the frame. We did basic stripes. Make sure to press the edges of the tape down to prevent the paint from bleeding through.
Apply paint right over the painter’s tape and the entire frame. Let dry and then apply a second coat.
When the paint is dry, slowly remove the painter’s tape. Use a small artisan paintbrush to make any necessary touch-ups.
Insert the galvanized sheet metal into the frame and then replace the back and push down the staples or frame tabs to secure the pieces in place.
Photo by: Joanne Palmisano
Joanne Palmisano, Susan Teare
Attach a hanger on the back of the frame and display your new memo board it a handy spot.
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