(Closed) Help me put the finishing touches on these chalkboard frames!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You could try to sand the edges and repaint! Or, use ribbon!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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 # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

@Weetzie:  This. 

 

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 🙂

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