Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DIY Tile Photo Frame

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I am in the process of decorating my master bedroom since its the only room in my house that I never bothered to decorate. I wanted a modern and masculine tone for that room so I decided on blue and grey as my color palette. While I was shopping the Target clearance section I came across this beautiful silver photo frame. It was all scratched up but $5 for an 8x10 is a bargain so I snatched that baby up. When I got home I remembered that I had some glass tiles in the garage in beautiful shades of blue so I decided to give my frame a makeover.

My daughter and I did this project together and we finished in about 15 minutes. I love how the blues just pop. Yes I know I don't have a picture in the frame, I haven't decided what photo to print just yet. Just imagine it's my wedding picture, don't I look great? :)

You will need one photo frame, glass tiles, and glue that works on tiles. I used Glue 6 non porous glue for this project. I bought these tiles at Home Depot in the tile section. They are glued on a mesh strip. In order to prepare them for this project just pull them off the strip and remove any glue that might still be on the side.

Place your tiles in a straight line along your frame border. You can eye ball it like I did or use a small level to make sure they stay straight. One by one take the tile and apply some glue to the back of your tile and lightly press it back on the frame. Allow it to dry for 24 hours before using.

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