Hello peeps! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week! Crazy I tell ya!
In between all the drama and chaos at my house I've actually been working on a few things. The walls of my new library are bare (except for the chalkboard). I have an old window that I'm going to hang in there but that's it. So I put my crafty hat on and made some DIY artwork.
This first one was fah-ree! I love to go through my giant pile of
Wait! Before you think I've totally gone crazy, let me explain. This is a cabinet door from my kitchen project. Here it is primed and ready to be transformed into a gorgeous piece of art. Well, that may be stretching it just a bit. Hopefully it will be a DIY art project that doesn't look too homemade and cheesy.
Next step was to paint it a beautiful blue/turquoise color. So far so good.
Then I sanded and rubbed on some brown paint to distress it. Ummm, not sure if I'm liking this.
I decided to paint the middle of the cabinet door and then hot glued some old metal keys on. It was okay but not exactly what I wanted.
Here is what I ended up with . . .
I added some striped paper to the middle and painted over the distressed part with the same color I used on my library table.
Love, love, love it! I know it may not be for everyone but for me, well, it's pretty darn perfect!
I'm still working on the other project but here is a sneak peak . . .
I found a set of these at Kirklands a few years ago and they looked great when the walls were painted red. Now, not so much. So I took that baby apart and had this mess to work with.
I found this wrapping paper at Michaels in the Dollar bin.
I loved it so much that I went back and bought 2 more rolls!
I popped the plastic medallions out and painted them turquoise.
The grand total for this project was $1 for the roll of wrapping paper. Awesomeness!
That's where I'm at now. The frames need to be painted white and then I can put everything back together. I just know it's going to look fabulous when it's all done!