A while ago on Etsy I came across a beautiful custom photo, I wish I could find the original to share with you, but it seems to be gone. And while it was great, and it obviously caught my eye, it just didn’t have enough oomph for me. Plus, I am all about texture and paper, so I figured I could probably come up with something similar using the mediums that I love the most.
I started with this plain, basic wooden sign from Michaels.
Sprayed it white, and I totally hated it. I had an idea in my head of where it would (hopefully) live and it just wasn’t working. So then it went black, because black works on pretty much every level. 🙂
Liked the black, but it needed to have more layers, so the front of the sign got covered in a french linen textured white cardstock, and that in turn got covered with a chunky chocolate-brown cardstock.
Now we’re getting somewhere!
I thought about doing the rest in vinyl, but I wanted to be able to finish the whole thing off with a couple of coats of sealer so it will last, so I stuck with paper. And I have to say, I am pretty happy with the final result.
Cute right? I think so!
and it’s living here for now…
Weird side note: I actually HATE birds. They totally freak me out. Long story about having chickens as a kid and having to collect eggs…I swear it attacked me.
But, I LOVE this table, it’s an antique I inherited from my parents. It used to be a dining room table, how cool is that? Somewhere, someone out there has the other half!
If you want to see how I made the vintage book bundle (pottery barn rip-off) you can find it here. And the antique skeleton keys I found on Ebay! I kept some extras for future projects, but the rest of my stock was snapped up by a local photographer!
I have been working on my office slowly but surely, and there is a reveal on the way…I am 90% finished my take on a gallery wall. Now, if only the Calgary weather would cooperate and let me have just one more day of “good spraying”weather! I can’t tell you how tempted I have been to do it in a bathroom…shhh, don’t tell my hubby!
We are so close to 500 hits, and I did promise a giveaway when we reached it, so stay tuned for that.
Have a great day!!
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