Whether it is a beautiful black and white photo or an inspiring word art message, having a large framed print makes a big impression in a rooms decor! But if you were to buy either at a store, it’s would be pricey! But not if you follow this tutorial for a DIY engineer print frame!
I recently felt the need to improve my at home office. The project presented several limitations. Due to the lack of space in my home, my “home office” consists of one small wall in our living room. You can tour my office makeover on a budget here.
But are you ready to see the before? Prepare yourself…
Okay that’s enough of that!
The inspiration for the large DIY engineer print frame idea came from a booth at a blogging conference I attended last year. The pretty oversized black and white prints have stuck with me ever since.
Truly, I couldn’t be any happier with the way the prints turned out.
Tools needed for the project:
- Hammer & nails (or nail gun)
- Sander or just sand paper
- Modge podge
- Stain or paint
- Old rag or a good paint brush
- Engineer print
- 1″x2″ wood (see video for instructions for custom sized frames)
- Thin plywood (see video for instructions for custom sized frames)
Choosing your engineer print
Think black and white. The cheapest version of an engineer print is a black and white at Staples. So what pictures do you have or can you find on a stock images website (here is the one found the floral prints) that would look gorgeous as a large black and white print?
Here is a tutorial on how to order engineer prints. Be sure to follow that tutorial on ordering before you move on. You need to be sure your resolution is great before you place your order, or your prints will turn out pixelated.
How to build a DIY engineer print frame
Now that you have your engineer print in hand, along with all your other supplies, you are ready to start building your DIY engineer print frame!
What do you think?
What project are you going to use a DIY engineer print frame in next? Share all your ideas down in the comments!
I would LOVE to see your projects! Tag me on instagram @PenniesIntoPearls and use the hashtag #PearlSquad for a chance to be featured on my Instagram feed!
Thanks for stopping in and I will talk to you soon! xoxo
HeatherApril 23, 2020 at 5:48 am
I love this so much! My husband and I build all of our frames but we have always used acrylic sheets to cover the print so it doesn’t move. This mod podge technique makes it so much more simple and cost effective!
I do have one question.. can you not see the side of the plywood at the back of the frame when it’s hung? We usually inset our backing but your method would be easier.
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