Nautical Decorating Photo Project #3

A nautical photograph of the common Seagull in an uncommon pose!

Another nautical decorating project for your home or office.


This little nautical decorating project is another great way to introduce that feel of nautical decor to the walls of your home or office. We are supplying this photo for you. Click on the photo to be taken to a page where the image is much larger. Feel free to copy the photo but please do not sell it or represent it as your own. The photo is copyright protected but you are free to use it for the purpose of this project. Thank you.

For this Nautical Decorating project, you will need the following items.

1. Photo frame with matte
2. Some way to print the photo, either your own printer, or from a printing facility
3. Clear tape
4. A picture hanger
5. A hammer
6. Glass cleaner

First thing to do is to get the photo printed. I have an HP printer that prints fabulous color photos. If you don't have a printer that can print photo quality prints, you can copy the photos to a floppy disc or CD and get them printed by a printing facility. You want to end up with a print that is 8X10.

Once you have your print and the frame, find a nice flat surface to work on, such as the dining table and clear the decks. Nautical Decor Project #3 is about to happen! Put a soft towel down on the table and lay the picture frame face down on the towel.

Open the back of the frame. This is usually just a matter of turning a couple of holders although some frames will require the use of a pair of pliers to grab the little clips. Be careful if you are using pliers not to apply too much force. Remember, there is glass on the front side of the frame.

Remove the backing and the inside material until you have the matte in your hand. Place the photo behind the matte and adjust it until you have the photo centered with no border showing. Tape the photo to the matte using just small pieces of tape on 4 sides.

Now clean the glass on the inside. Take care. There are sharp edges on the glass and it is fragile. Clean it very carefully and then before you put the matte with the photo back in place make sure that there isn't any dust on the glass.

Once you have the matte back in place, put the back in place and lock it doing the reverse of when you opened it. Be careful if you are using the pliers again.

Now you have to clean the front of the glass. Take care and get all the fingerprints and marks off.

To finish this nautical decorating project, find a place to hang the print. It's a nice touch of nautical decor for any room and sure to catch people's attention!

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