Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lucite Framed Vintage Scarf

One of my favorite projects of our TN bedroom, was also the easiest! I've seen a few DIY lucite frames around, like Honey & Fitz and The Hunted Interior!

We referred mainly to Honey & Fitz tutorial, so please refer to that for the full how to. I'll be sharing a few details here, that we found helpful as we worked.

Like Dina, we got our acrylic cut at Lowes (just be sure that it is cut properly before leaving .. they had to re cut mine) I think this is the size we got, it was simply cut in half, so we had two 24x24 pieces.

Our scarf is a vintage Vera scarf - ebay and etsy have tons, so have fun browsing! Just be mindful that the size will work with the acrylic sizes at Lowes/Home Depot, etc. I liked at least a 2" border.

Our frame is attached on all 4 corners. To create the holes through the acrylic for the hardware, we gently drilled in REVERSE into a scrap wood block. This slowly melts the fragile acrylic versus drilling forward which is a lot rougher.  It helps prevent the acrylic from breaking. Sorry no pic! Let me know if you have any questions!

Acrylic mounts are very pricey, so we came up with with a few parts that would give a similar look. All were found at Home Depot. I originally wanted all brass parts (and spent a lot of time looking in store in and online :/) but I couldn't find anything that would give the same look for less. So I ended up just spraying the coupling nuts gold.

We placed the a washer on the bolt, threaded it through the hole, another washer and then the coupling nut.

We did cut the bolt (with the Dremel tool) so there was about 1/4" of the coupling nut open.

We then used small screws (that would fit inside the coupling nut), measured and mounted it to the wall. We just did this on the top two nuts, since that was a lot easier to measure. So the bottom two are just for looks. 

I love love love how it turned out!

Campaign dresser here

Stay tuned for more DIYs from this space soon!


  1. oh i love how that looks! the frame is awesome!

  2. Looks good Sarah :) I always love this frame idea. xo

  3. OMG- I have a vintage British bobby/policeman scarf that I love and have no idea what do to with. I love this idea!

  4. I'm just crazy about those!! I will have one in my house...somewhere!!!

  5. I must find a corner to do this in my house!

  6. I love that you used coupling nuts! Such a clever alternative, the scarf is too cute too!

  7. I've been wanting to do something like this ever since seeing the one that Jana Bek did too. Yours looks so amazing!

  8. beautiful! I love how soft it is. I have several framed scarves and love seeing how others hang them as well!

  9. Can you clarify how you actually mounted the pieces to the wall?

    1. The bolt is open and just slide over a screw


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