Hey everyone! If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen the goodies I found on my first official yard saling day this season. Can you believe I have been able to hold myself back this long?? My garage and I aren’t exactly on speaking terms right now, so I’ve had to cut back. I have stopped by a couple of yard sales here and there on the way to where I was supposed to be going, but this was my first day of saying, “To heck with it!” and setting out to shop for bargains!
I found two dated pictures for $10 a piece which I was able to get for $5 each. They had great frames, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with one of them.
Here is one of them before (the other is very similar):
Over the past couple of weeks I have been helping my Mom update her master bathroom. I could kick myself for not taking before pictures, but I was surprised myself to see what a difference we were able to make in there by only changing out accessories. She purchased a few new things, and I was able to update several existing things to give it a totally new look.
One thing that was missing was something for the wall above her tub.
I decided to create something for that space. (Not everyone has their very own personal crafty person, Mom!)
Ooh la la, right? It is perfect for the French Country feel of her bathroom.
I started by removing the old picture from the frame and spray-painting it in Rustoleum’s gloss black:
Most people wouldn’t even see how pretty and chunky this frame is because they wouldn’t be able to see past the art. Keep your eyes and imagination open!
I cut a piece of 1/8″ hardboard (like brown pegboard, but no holes) to fit the frame and gave it a coat of spray primer and two coats of flat latex in Behr’s Cottage White. I lightly sanded between coats to get a smooth surface.
The fancy part at the bottom was from another of her images. I added it to make the graphic a bit taller.
Then I transferred the graphics using this method.
I used a liner brush to paint in the graphics with acrylic paint.
If you look closely, there are a lot of little imperfections, and the paint is a bit heavier in some areas…
…but a light sweep of 220 grit sand paper and most of those imperfections are smoothed away:
I gave it a coat of clear matte spray sealer and put it in the frame once it dried.
Pretty nice update from this yard sale charmer:
To this sexy little number!
Did I mention it cost all of $5?? It fits perfectly in my Mom’s new bathroom too.
I’ll be back on Wednesday to give you the tour!
PSST…You can see it here now!
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