DIY Network: Adore Shale Decor

March 07, 2013   //  Posted in: Decor, DIY, HGTV + DIY Network Projects   //  By: Emily   //  2 responses

For all of you who really loved my shale floor installation last spring, I’m back with another nearly f-r-e-e project using the same stones found from the beaches of Lake Erie. It’s abundant, it’s natural, and it’s practically one of my favorite materials because it ties back in such a personal way to where I’m from.

With the right inspiration and a wet saw, my little collection of leftover shale was transformed into a beautiful and unique picture frame that I know we’ll have in our home for a long, long time.

Check out today’s post on DIY Network to see how my finished frame looks!

How to make a picture frame out of found stones.

P.S. I’m not sure what it means subliminally to write back-to-back posts about picture frame construction. Earlier this week I shared a quick tutorial about assembling large barnwood mirror frames in this post on DIY Network. Check it out.

  • Syd
    5 years ago - Reply

    OK, am I the only one that sees an issue with taking taking taking from our natural resources? I know YOU may have only taken a certain amount but it seems your promoting the idea. So what happens when a hundred others go take their 2 buckets full and then more after them?

    • Emily
      5 years ago -

      Point heard, Syd. In this case, as I see it, me taking a few rocks isn’t much different than the how the town rakes the same beach every year and trucks off them off in mass to make the beaches friendlier for sunbathers. I assume they’re grinding them up, not relocating them to a different beach in town. The same argument could be made about using rocks in landscaping, trees in wooden furniture, etc., it’s all coming from somewhere (unless it’s manufactured by man).

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