How To Make A DIY Picture Frame With Wood Molding

This tutorial for how to make an easy DIY picture frame with baseboard and decorative wood molding makes a beautiful, ornate frame for canvases. See how to give it a gold/antique look with spray paint.


5 1/4″ baseboard molding 2-3″ decorative trim molding 1″ (ish) decorative trim molding Miter saw Measuring tape Wood glue Inexpensive sponge brush Finer grit (180) sandpaper (or sander) Wood clamps 8 corner braces and screws to attach Caulk Black matte spray paint Gold patina-finish spray paint Picture hanging kit

Step 1: Measure, measure, and measure again.

Step 2: Cut the baseboard pieces.

Step 3: Add your frame ledge with decorative molding.

Step 4: Add the smaller decorative molding.

Step 5: Glue the decorative pieces in place with wood glue.

Step 6: Sand down and even out the ends.

Step 7: Lay out the frame and glue.

Step 8: Caulk the corners.

Step 9: Paint!

Step 10: Antique the paint.

Step 11: Attach hanging materials.

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