DIY GREEK KEY PHOTO FRAME

Here is my final DIY project before the big day!

I’ve always loved these Jonathan Adler Greek key photo frames. The only problem is that a 4″ x 6″ costs $68! I would never just pick that up as a just because gift for myself so I needed to get creative.

Here is what you’ll need to tackle this project:

diy greek key frame

SUPPLIES:
Plain photo frame. We went with a white wooden 8″ x 10″ frame we already had in our house.
Greek Key chair rail
Miter box and hand saw orĀ  compound miter saw
Measuring tape
Craft Glue
Painters Tape
Liquid Nails

STEP 1: Measure the length and height of the inside part of your frame. With those numbers you will know where to cut and use a 45 degree angle in order to get perfect corners.

While cutting angles may seem scary it was actually pretty easy. We started out by making one 45 degree angle cut and then we used that as our starting point. From there we measured from the skinny part of the 45 degree angle to our measurements from the inside frame of our existing frame that we are going to be adding our trim to.
DIY GREEK KEY FRAME

STEP 2: Once your corners are cut to size it’s time to glue them together. In order to make it easier to work with the 4 separate pieces we used some painters tape in the corners and would remove one piece at a time to add craft glue to the sections.
DIY GREEK KEY FRAME

STEP 3: Replace the painters tape on all corners in the back and front of the frame. This helps everything stay together while your glue fully dries. We let the frame sit overnight.
DIY GREEK KEY FRAME

STEP 4: The next day use a staple gun to fully secure the corners and staple down the joints in the corners.
DIY GREEK KEY FRAME

*If you want to paint your frame a color now is the time to do so. I have mainly all white frames in my living room so I wanted to stay in the white family and decided to leave our frame as is, but I can totally see this sort of frame painted in a bold color.

STEP 5: Use liquid nails to adhere the greek key frame to our existing frame.

diy greek key frame

STEP 6: Let liquid nails dry and then add to your gallery wall and enjoy!

diy greek key frame

So in love with my new frame!

 

 

 

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3 Responses to DIY GREEK KEY PHOTO FRAME

  1. What a great DIY! My favorite one yet! Happy holidays Camila!

  2. brenda says:

    more of this sort of project. really nice quick practical and looks like a million bucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Sarah says:

    Clever! Looks really great- and you make it look easy.

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