Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Photo Board Decor


Photo Board Decor

My sister-in-law gave me this great decor board, but it doesn't match anything in my house. Instead of letting it sit in storage, I changed it a bit.
I took an 8x10 photo of my husband and I that I edited in Picnik. We had some of our engagement pictures taken while riding a yellow tandem bike. I love the idea of us "riding" through life together, so I added a quote "Joy is being married to your best friend." I know that's not the original quote, but I like it this way.
I painted the edges of the board yellow. It took a couple of coats.
Then I trimmed the picture and glued it down. I even used my rolling pin to flatten it out. Don't worry, no glue got on the rolling pin.
I added a coat of Mod Podge painting in one direction. (I'm really right handed, but I'm terrible and holding a camera steady with my left hand.)

After letting it dry, I added a coat of Mod Podge painting in a different direction with a different brush.
You can't see the texture when you look at it straight on, but you can when there's a glare. I did think there would be more texture, but I'm happy with how it turned out.
I have seen something like this done on another blog, but I can't remember where or when it was. I don't even know if this is what she did. I just remember she painted Mod Podge over her photo.
 I'm going to hang it up in the kitchen when I get some more time. It'll hang next to the chalkboard and lemony decor.


  1. That is so darling! Love the quote, love the picture, love that it will look so cute with your lemons!


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