Hello lovelies! It’s the final push towards the big holiday around here, but I’ve got a super simple and quick makeover to share with you today!
I picked up this dated wall art at the thrift store for $15:
That is way more than I would normally spend, but I thought it was something I could easily update to stick in my booth.
To prep this piece, I vacuumed the center part with my shop vac and brush attachment to remove any dust that had built up there. Then I just gave it a quick wipe down with a damp cloth.
I started the transformation of this wall art with a quick spray of Rustoleum spray primer:
It’s just an easy way to get a quick first coat on. Priming is not necessary with chalk paint in most cases.
I much prefer the finish you get with chalk paint verses spray paint, so I followed up with Dixie Belle’s Cotton white.
Would you believe I got some weird pink bleed-through in a few spots?
No worries though! I just Bossed those few areas with white BOSS and let it dry overnight. Problem solved!
I gave it another coat of Cotton the next day.
Then I sanded all over to add some distressing, but I wasn’t done yet!
Adding some contrast
To add a little more contrast, I painted a portion of this piece with Baja Gray from the Silk paint line:
I absolutely love this soft, neutral color!
Silk paint needs no sealer since it has a built-in topcoat, but I sealed the white parts with Best Dang Wax in clear using my Best Dang Brush to apply it and a soft cloth to remove and buff in any excess wax.
Updated Thrift Store Wall Art
Here is how this thrift store wall art looks now!
This is quite a large piece, especially above my staging dresser, but it would be fantastic above a fireplace or bed, maybe?
I love the two-tone look and it would fit perfectly in our home if I only had a spot for it!
$15 doesn’t sound too bad now, right?
I used my Best Dang Brush to paint the center section, but I had to go back with a small artist rush and get down into all of those crevices. The primer didn’t cover down in there well at all for some reason.
Distressing makes those pretty details pop!
A wreath would be great hanging right in the center too!
This one was quick and simple just like I promised!
I’m still working towards finishing off this haul, and that is one more done!
I started with 42 pieces, and I only have eight left!! Here’s what I’ve shared so far:
If you enjoyed that, you might like what I did with this thrift store wall decor too!
See what I did with it HERE!
I’ll be back on Thursday with this padded bench that I gave new life to:
UPDATE: See how it looks now HERE!
Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to stop by. I truly appreciate each and every one of you!
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