Utilizing the feedback I received from the original Upcycling Aesthetics post I have decided to alter my original thoughts for my final artifact. I will still be making a polaroid picture frame utilizing old wooden hockey sticks and chicken wire. However, it was made evident to me that I should add more of a modern touch to my artifact to further create the aesthetic of combining a retro and modern aesthetic. From the feedback I received, it was suggested I should add a glossy finish to the wooden frame, or to incorporate lighting to the frame.
After absorbing the feedback, I decided to maintain the matte and muted finish of the wooden frame, and decided to add LED’s to create a backlit LED polaroid picture frame similar to what is pictured above. With this, the finish of the wooden sticks will still maintain the class / retro aesthetic while the LED backlighting will further create the relationship I will be aiming for. The feedback provided to me is very valuable and will be utilized accordingly. I am anxious to see what the final artifact will become.
For general assembly purposes of my picture frame. I will be utilizing a nail or staple gun to assemble the frame. For the chicken wire used to hold different polaroids, I will be using an electric staple gun to attach the wire. As for the stand, I will be hot gluing two separate hockey pucks to the bottom of the assembled frame. Once this has been finished I will then use a battery powered LED strip with adhesive properties to the back face of the frame. The LED strip however is not upcycled, but LED strips are relatively inexpensive so I am none too worried about the cost associated with purchasing these from Amazon.
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