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Kate

Hi there, I’m Kate. Welcome to White Lane Decor. Thanks for stopping by. I love neutral, bright, and airy spaces. I’m always looking for new ways to turn our house into a home. Have a look around and find inspiration for your next project.

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Some of my blog posts, ads, and banners contain "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate compensation. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and truly feel you will enjoy too! I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” White Lane Decor is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

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United States of America Framed

Ok, this was on of those projects where I got really excited to get finished and didn’t take very many “before” pictures. Sorry, but hopefully I will explain it all well. I ordered this United States of America metal artwork off eBay for my son’s room. I just loved the look of it made from old license plates.  When it arrived, it was much smaller than I thought it would be. It also had two holes at the top the size of a hole punch. It wasn’t quite what I expected. Instead of shipping it back and wasting time, I came up with a plan to make it work.

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First, I went to Hobby Lobby and found a nice large frame the size I wanted the piece to be. It was white, of course. However, the white just didn’t seem to fit with the style I was going for. So I took my Minwax jacobean stain and glazed the frame. Once it was all glazed I sanded a few areas to distress it very lightly.

This picture frame came with a cardboard piece between the glass, as most picture frames do. I needed some way to get the metal United States sign to stay. Since it already had two holes I decided I would use the cardboard it came with and gold brad fasteners to attach the sign. I spray painted the cardboard blue. Once that was nice and dry, I attached the metal sign to the cardboard. I just slipped the gold brad fasteners through the two holes the sign had and on through the cardboard. I was worried the sign would be too heavy to hold to the cardboard. This was not the case and it stayed perfectly.

Now that my white frame was all glazed, I still thought it needed a little more. I took some red paint I had on hand to add some racing stripes to the frame. I taped off a larger stripe and smaller stripe right next to each other using frog tape. I had to put on two coats of red paint for the stripes.

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Once my red racing stripes were dry, I put my sign and cardboard piece all back together in the frame. It was exactly what I wanted for my son’s room! It turned out to be the perfect size and colors I had hoped for. Even though I didn’t originally like the sign, my improvements made me fall in love with it.2

Kate

Hi there, I’m Kate. Welcome to White Lane Decor. Thanks for stopping by. I love neutral, bright, and airy spaces. I’m always looking for new ways to turn our house into a home. Have a look around and find inspiration for your next project.

Disclosure

Some of my blog posts, ads, and banners contain "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate compensation. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and truly feel you will enjoy too! I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” White Lane Decor is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

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