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Four Frames in One

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 1997


Favorite old photographs take on a new look when viewed together in a custom-made quadrant painted to match the walls. 1. The beveled edges on these frames provide a subtle play on the tones in the old black-and-white photographs. (That's Alexis Stewart at age 1 1/2 in the upper-right-hand frame.) To create a quadrant frame, you'll need four 3 1/2-by-5-inch unfinished-pine frames (available at craft stores), matte or semigloss paint, six mounting brackets with screws, and two D rings (all available at hardware stores). First, paint the unfinished frames. 2. Once the paint has dried, after about 4 hours, assemble the frames as you want them to appear on the wall. 3. Turn them facedown, and join them with the mounting brackets. Insert the glass, photographs, and backing material according to package instructions. Then screw the two D rings to the top corners on the back of the frame. Run a matching velvet ribbon through the D rings, and hang from an ornamental nail head.

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