NON-MOVABLE PICTURE FRAME

When we went to re-paint the living room walls, we had to decide what to do about a wall decal that we didn’t want to lose. I was leery of trying to remove it and then re-install it. My wife suggested we just paint around it, and make a picture frame for it. Genius!   

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 We already had some picture frames in that room that I liked, with rounded corners, so I decided to duplicate that style.

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The problem with rounding the outside corner is that you lose most of the frame’s strength at that point. To alleviate that problem, I added a spline at the corners.

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Then glue in a section on the inside corner to create the inside curve.

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Draw the radius that you want, then cut your curved corners.

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Before painting the wall, trace the outside edge of the frame on the wall. Now just mask off the decal area and paint around that.

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Using small finish nails, attach the frame to the wall. Everyone that looks at it, thinks it’s a framed picture.

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