DIY / $1 Clipboard Art Frame

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Hello, guys!

 

I’m Vanessa from Casa dos Mael! I’m here today to share a DIY Clipboard art frame!

This specific DIY was inspired by Kara from Kara Rosenberry on Etsy! She is just awesome and a great inspiration! Check out her store!

I got these clipboards from the dollar store. They are simple, but I wanted them to be fabulous! So, I spray painted the hardware with gold paint, added a few inexpensive art prints and, violá, a beautiful, quirky art frame for your home!

I had this idea because I love art very much. Especially illustrations. You can check out my Pinterest board with art I love here! Sometimes, investing in art we love takes a toll on our wallet. Professionally framing it is always expensive and I wanted an option to display my art in a beautiful way that didn’t cost too much, and that I could easily change the print from time to time! Do you guys do that? I think I change the prints in our home according to the seasons!

So here is a step by step:

1. Protect the clipboard and expose only the hardware. 

Certain stores will sell clipboards that come with a protective plastic that exposes only the hardware. Those are the easiest to work with! If you are working with a clipboard you already have at home, make sure you cover the clipboard with paper/plastic and prepare to spray paint the hardware only!

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2. Selecting the right spray paint. 

There are many options at the hardware store (my next choice might be fluorescent pink), I chose my favorite metallic spray paint: Rust-oleoum gold.

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3. Close up of the final result:

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4. Choose your favorite art print:

I constantly get prints from magazines or books that have images that speak to me. You don’t need to invest a lot to find prints that match your aesthetic or your home decor!

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I hope you guys enjoy it!

 

Have a great week!

 

Vanessa ~

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