HERE’S HOW TO BUILD AN INEXPENSIVE JUMBO FRAMED ART
This post is sponsored by Bernzomatic but all thoughts, opinions, and styling are my own.
I have been really enjoying partnering with Bernzomatic to bring you easy and approachable DIY projects. For this month’s DIY, I built a huge framed piece of art for our bonus room. Large framed art costs in upwards of thousands of dollars. This particular project was inspired by my friends at Bless’er House and I put my own take on it. Here’s how to build your own inexpensive jumbo framed art using the Bernzomatic TS3500.
Most of my projects are customizable so you can change the size, color, or even style to fit your own home. We built ours to fit a large wall in the upstairs bonus room. We could not love this project more and hope you do too.
DIY JUMBO FRAMED ART
- Bernzomatic TS3500
- Bernzomatic Propane Hand Torch Cylinder
- shower curtain
- drill and screws
- 5 1×2 long pieces of poplar wood
- 1 1×2 long pieces of pine wood
- sawtooth hangars
- sand paper
- brad nailer
- staple gun
- optional: twin sheet
STEP 1: MEASURE AND CUT YOUR WOOD
Lay your pieces of pine wood on the floor. I cut the pieces at around 5 feet long. Shower curtains are usually around 6 feet long and wide so you can customize the size to your preference.
STEP 2: ATTACH THE WOOD FRAME USING SCREWS
Attach all the corner pieces together with a drill and screws. I also added one wood piece in the center for added support.
Stand it up to make sure it’s sturdy and level. See how huge this is?
STEP 3: TORCH THE POPLAR WOOD WITH TS 3500
Take your multi-purpose torch and give that poplar wood some character! This is going to be the outer frame for your art. The inside frame will be hidden by the art.
This adds a beautiful rustic charm to the frame. You can do so much to this by adding an additional stain or light wax. I kept it in it’s natural torched state because I liked how it looked with the map art. I gave the cut ends a light sanding.
I chose poplar wood for the outer frame because I didn’t want any holes or cracks in the wood. It’s a nicer quality piece of wood and I recommend this for the outer frame.
STEP 4: ATTACH THE CURTAIN AROUND FRAME WITH STAPLE GUN
This step is optional but I attached a dark navy twin sized sheet around the frame first. If you’re using this exact curtain map, you will need a sheet since the fabric is a bit translucent. This will hide the inner wooden frame. I used an old navy sheet I had on hand and it was perfect for this project. Make sure to pull the fabric taut so that there aren’t any wrinkles. I also steamed the map because it had wrinkles from shipping.
It’s looking good so far! I trimmed off any excess fabric from the back with some scissors.
STEP 5: ATTACH THE TORCHED WOOD TRIM WITH A BRAD NAILER
Taking your brad nailer, attach the rustic pieces of wood to build your frame. Now it’s time to hang your one of a kind art! There are so many beautiful curtain fabrics available and your options are endless. I almost chose this gorgeous floral curtain but decided the map would fit better in the kids’ hang out room.
It’s huge! I had a little trouble bringing it upstairs by myself and hanging it. The kids were definitely impressed. If you buy a large piece of art like this, you will most likely spend close to a thousand dollars and that’s on the cheaper scale. Create your one of a kind piece of jumbo-sized art for way less than $100. I think we spent around $60 which is an amazing deal considering the scale. If you have a large wall that needs a little something, try building a large framed art like this one.
If you DIY something similar, I would love for you to share it with me! Thanks for reading, friends.
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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