Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Thrift Store Owl Jewelry Holder

This was a fun piece to make. I had bought this little wooden guy at my local thrift store for $1.00 and had originally planned to just paint him white, put some mesh on him and call it a day. But I was in the mood to get my fingers covered in some colour so I changed my mind and went a little more mixed media on him. After painting him white and then adding layers, I put some hardware cloth on the back and two hooks (I think they look like feet) for some hanging jewelry. I hope she likes it!

Have a great day!!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Thrift Store Makeover for Gallery Wall Art for Miss D's Room

I've been trying to come up with some art to make for the girls gallery walls. Miss D loves Beyonce and I thought a quote from her would be fun to do. I had bought this owl art at my local thrift store a year ago and knew it would be perfect for what I wanted to do. I had some prints that I had made with my DIY gelli plate that had all the colours that are in her room. So I used those to make the little frame on the piece. The hearts were embossed to add some background to it. I used some transfer paper to transfer the image that I made in photoshop. The BEYONCE part was just stamped. Hope she likes it!

Have a great day! I'm home with a sick little boy today so hoping he feels well soon!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

DIY Thrift Store Makeover for Downstairs Bathroom

I have fallen in love with this free printable from Design, Dinning and Diapers and knew right away what I was going to do with this old frame I got at the Thrift Store for $2. I first white washed the frame to give it more an aged look by watering down some antique white paint. I then grabbed my gesso to cover up that wolf, and then painted the whole surface with antique white paint.

I printed the free printable and with some graphite paper, transferred the image onto the surface. To get a flat black look, I used black chalkboard paint to fill in the tap and the word WASH.

I love how it turned out!

It's snowing buckets here so I hope you are all having better weather!!