Beach Frame Tutorial

DIY Beach Frame Tutorial Knockoff

With Summer officially only a few weeks away I have started styling my home in a slightly beachy design.  My beach frame was completely FREE for me to make because I already had the materials in my basement left over from other projects!

Supplies I used:

Scrap pieces of 1 x 4
Left over stain & paint
Mending Plates

To get started I cut 5 pieces of 1 x 4 to about 11″ wide.  One length of wood I already had stained from another project, the other 4 pieces I dry brushed white and aqua paint.  After the paint dried I flipped the slats over and screwed them together using some Mending Plates I had around the house.  If you want the frame to have a more weathered look you should sand some of the paint and stain off.  I liked the less weathered look for my living room better so I didn’t sand mine.  Flip it right side up and attach two clips from an old frame.  I then inserted a piece of white cardboard with a black and white photo on top.

Knockoff Tour Beach Frame Steps This project took about an hour in total from  cutting the wood, to painting it to assembly!  I love the end result so much I think I will make a few more to  go with my summer decor.  The photo I used is a picture of my dad and I fishing when I was a kid!

DIY Beach Frame Tutorial Knockoff Tour

Knockoff Tour DIY Beach Frames Tutorial

DIY Beach Frame Tutorial Knockoff


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26 comments for “Beach Frame Tutorial

  1. August 25, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I just love the beach. Your tutorial will help bring a touch of it to my home. Thanks for sharing.

  2. June 16, 2015 at 2:08 am

    This is wonderful Dria. No doubt you love DIY so much. Actually, the pic looks great with the colors you used.

  3. May 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I’ve been missing the beach since moving inland a few years ago. Something like this is perfect to bring a touch of the beach atmosphere into my new home. Thanks!

    • Dria S
      May 26, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      I’ve moved further away from the shore and don’t get there as often as I used to too. I love bringing the beach to my home!

  4. May 23, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    I love this frame. I have a bucket-full of lathe strips perfect for this project. Thank you for such a great tutorial.

    • Dria S
      May 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      You’re welcome! I’d love to see yours when they are done!

  5. May 19, 2015 at 10:51 am


    You frame is beautiful and I love the style of it as well. This is one I will be making for sure and its a great gift to give as well. Thanks for sharing.

  6. theseanamethod
    May 19, 2015 at 7:27 am

    I love all things “beach,” so I think this is terrific. And so easy to change out a photo as the summer goes on. Can you show me how to “DIO” a beach house? 🙂

  7. May 18, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    I am crushing on your frame Dria. Your work is always so impressive. Thanks for sharing. Definitely pinning for later.

  8. May 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Oh…I really love that Dria! I could use that right over here in my house! 🙂

    • Dria
      May 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      😉 Thank you Nancy! I thought of you when I was making it, I knew you’d love it!!

  9. May 18, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I love this, Dria! It’s perfect for summertime. And the price can’t be beat!!

    • Dria
      May 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      😉 Thank you so much Angie! So love “Free”!!

  10. May 18, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I am a frame hoarder, I just cannot get enough! I must add one like this to my collection – seriously cannot beat free! ~Tami

    • Dria
      May 18, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      LOL “Frame Hoarder”! I love it! I hope you make one 🙂

  11. May 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Your frame looks awesome and who doesn’t love a free project?! Well done!!

    • Dria
      May 18, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you so much Julie!!

  12. chris aka monkey
    May 18, 2015 at 10:52 am

    wow dria this is so cool and easy and cheap too love it thanks for sharing ….hope all is well on your end of the planet xx

    • Dria
      May 18, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Aww thank you so much Chris! I hope your Spring is going awesome!

  13. May 18, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I love this!!! I need to make some of these for a feature wall in my foyer. Beautiful!

    • Dria
      May 18, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Aww thank you so much Beth!

  14. May 18, 2015 at 10:42 am

    It’s so pretty Dria! I love the colors and that picture is darling!

    • Dria
      May 18, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Thank you so much Shanna! I was my dad’s shadow 🙂 hence knowing how to DIY!!

  15. christykjames
    May 18, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Don’t you just love free?? This is gorgeous and would fit in perfectly in my living room! XO

    • Dria
      May 18, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Aww thank you Christy! I wish we lived closer together I’d come over and make some more of these with you!

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