When they were handing out genes, I didn’t get the refrigerator picture one.
My deoxyribonucleic acid wasn’t programmed for that.
I think someone forgot to tell my chromosomes that pictures on a refrigerator are a thing.
The refrigerator picture gene skipped right over me and passed on to the next generation. I think this explains the current random picture assortment on the fridge in our kitchen.
It just appeared one day with a lunch schedule.
As for me and my pictures, we prefer frames.
Frames you can create in an afternoon that look like a farmhouse and are chippy and related by second-cousin-in-marriage to barn wood.
Here’s the step-by-step instructions to make your own.
5 pieces of 1″ x 2″ x 10″ wood
2 pieces of 1″ x 1″ x 8″ wood
Step 1: Lay out wood boards
You can find the wood for this project anywhere.
You can pull it from the scrap pile or have it cut at the home improvement store or get it in a bundle like this at Hobby Lobby. I used wood just like this on the DIY reclaimed wood monogram project here.
Place your wood boards in a row.
When you are finished, they should form a square.
2. Attach support piece of wood
The 1″ x 1″ x 8″ piece of wood supports the frame.
Lay the wood across the frame of your 10″ x 10″ square and attach with nails or wood glue.
If you attach with glue, let dry before moving.
3. Attach clothes pins
Glue two tiny clothes pins to the front of the frame.
They should be approximately four inches apart.
4. Add hook
When the frame is complete, attach a hook to the back.
If you simply want to prop the picture frames on a shelf, you can skip this step.
The picture frame is finished and ready for pictures.
Just in case you were curious about our fridge, it’s still covered with announcements and pictures and lunch schedules.
You see, I got the understanding-parent-celebrate-your-creativity-with-expression-on-our-appliances gene….
….which trumps every time. 🙂