Post # 1
I am painting plain wood frames from Michaels with chalkboard paint. The frames are some kind of particle board? glued together to make one thicker frame. The edges are so ugly! Give me some ideas as to how to cover these suckers up. I suggested glitter around the edges, but FI is afraid they won’t look so good with the glitter around the edges like that.
Any suggestions? This is what the edges currently look like. They’re rough and unfinished looking. The ones in the background is what the front looks like. These are going to be our table numbers.
Post # 3
Leave it me. People wony be looking at the edges and the fact that its black will make it less noticeable. I cant even tell in the pic really
Just about anything you do to them will look very DIY. They are not straight edges so things like ribbons etc will be very hard to adhere precisely. Maybe sand it and then another coat of paint.
Post # 4
You could try to sand the edges and repaint! Or, use ribbon!
Post # 5
I don’t have any suggestions, the ribbon idea could work, but like pp said NO one is going I notice the edges. Seriously, no one.
Post # 6
I guess no one will notice… I am a huge perfectionist… ha
Post # 7
I actually like the rough, unfinished look. Sand them is about the only suggestion I have. But then they might be different sizes. Glittering will only bring more attention to the sides.
Post # 8
I think trying to add anything to the sides like glitter or ribbon would make them look very craft project like. It will be sorta dark at the tables.. leave em be!
Post # 9
@miss.wiggums: ok if you are a super perfectionist I have your answer (I’m a carpenter so I know about this stuff haha) go to Home Depot or lowes whatever, buy *sandable* wood filler, put it all over the edges – way more than you think you need (maybe a 1/16 to 1/8 thick), let it harden, and then sand it down smooth and repaint. Alot of work time wise, but it’s really not hard to do at all. Hope that helps!
P.S. the edges would bother me too, but most people aren’t going to be scrutinizing your table numbers!
Post # 10
I am a huge perfectionist, too, so I know it would bother me, but I’m with the PPs who say no one will ever notice.
Post # 11
You can also buy self adhering tape that is used for pinstriping cars. It comes in various widths and is easy to apply over curves and sharp corners.
Post # 12
I second the wood filler. But, even with being a super perfectionist myself, I really don’t think anyone would notice. Using the wood filler would take a long time, but it would definitely work if it’s really bothering you.
Post # 13
Another option would be to carefully paint the edges in a poppy colour (use painters tape!) and do a couple of coats so that you can’t see the underneath at all 🙂
But I also am of the opinion that no one will notice, but I understand it will bother you 🙂