DECORATIVE PIECE USING COLOR SAMPLES
Creating pieces by myself to decorate my home is one of the things which I am most passionate about. Many people think that things have to be expensive to look good, but that is totally false. You can create economical accessories which look as good or better than an expensive ones. Therefore, today I will be showing you a very interesting and easy DIY project.
Step 1. Choose the color samples you want to use for your piece, and cut them into squares of approximately 2″ x 2″ or 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Step 2. You will need 24"x36" decorative metal sheet.
Step 3. Then cut the 1/8" Hardboard Tempered Panel to match the metal sheet.
step 4. Organize; decide the order in which your pieces are to be shown and then glue them to your 1/8″ panel. It is recommended to utilize an acid free spray glue (I used 3M super 77 spray adhesive) for it will conserve the color samples as they are and will not alter their color in time.
Step 5. Cut the 4 pieces of wood and cut them into 45 degree angles thus forming what will become the frame for this simple, yet fabulous piece of art.
Step 6. With a router, make a rabbet to all four wood pieces, like you see on the picture, to accommodate the metal sheet, paint chips and backing.
Step 5. Place the four pieces forming a rectangle. (the form depends of what metal sheet you are going to use) and then paint with Rust-oLeum spray paint.
Step 6. Place your decorative metal sheet inside the rabbet of the frame.
Step 7. Place the panel with the color samples on top of the metal sheet colors facing down towards the metal sheet, so you can see the colors through the holes of the metal sheet.
Step 8. Use framing nails or regular nails to secure the pieces inside the frame, then cover with framers tape to give your piece a finished look.
And this is how it ended up
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