Friday, December 14, 2012

DIY Wall Art

 I like finding old frames at garage sales even if they themselves are ugly, or even if the picture featured inside is blah. If the structure is good, then you probably have something to work with. A few months ago, we re-decorated my friend's room around a Paris/Travel theme. It was a lot of fun and one of the things we did was take her horrible old dresser and turned it into a beautiful vintage work of art. It was and ugly light blonde color, and we painted a creamy off-white, with dark, distressed edges. Then we mod podged old music sheets on top. Back to the frame we needed to re-do. We did another frame with music sheets and wanted to have something relatively matching.

 This is in our foyer, the one we used the music sheet idea to make the next frame. It looked like this:

It's just another frame that we found at a garage sale. It didn't even have a back, so we cut a piece of cardboard to fit and Mod Podged music sheets on it like this:

 The only thing that we like about the the frame is the off white mat on the inner border, so when we spray painted the frame we taped it over.

 After that, You can paint it whatever color you want, we picked Oil Rubbed Bronze from Krylon.

Now back to the picture for the frame. We chose a typewriter graphic from Google. You can type in "cute vintage typewriter illustration" and a bunch of typewriters will pop up. We then used the same technique used on our vintage table in our Dining Room Decor post

You tape a sheet of tissue paper around one side of a piece of white computer paper, and run it through your printer.

Then you can cut it out and center it on the surface you want to Mod Podge.

And now the fun starts.

 Mod Podge underneath.

Then on top.

And let dry.

And that's it. Very simple and do-able.

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  1. Love all things typewriters! What a great little project!

    Have you thought about putting your blog on Bloglovin'? I don't know if you've heard of Bloglovin' but it works like Google Friend Connect but for all blogs and has become quite the "new thing." It's where I read my feed, for blogs I follow, and didn't see your blog on there. So your blog is the only one in my GFC feed, because I don't normally use GFC but I enjoy your posts. I thought I'd mention it so that your can get your blog out there more for people to see because I think you have some great stuff to offer! If you do decide to put it up there, let me know and I'll follow there!

    Project Lovegood

  2. Ok thanks! I'll look into it and let you know!

    1. Thanks a bunch! I just found your blog on there and followed. :) So if you see me drop off GFC that's why. I'm still following via Bloglovin' :)

  3. I love the tissue paper idea! Now I just have to find some time and pick one of my dozens of frames awaiting my creativity : ) Thanks for the great idea!


  4. I would love to see how it turns out!

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