A couple of years ago I shared the details of this little keepsake I created for my daughter's room, here.
The project started with this thrift store find. The frame I loved, but the print was not so nice. Would you believe that I recently found the exact same framed print once again, this time at a garage sale? It must have been one of those mass produced decor pieces. I wanted to do something a little different with it this time around.
I painted the frame and print all in Antoinette Chalk Paint®, sealed with clear and dark wax then highlighted the frame's details with gold gilding wax. I then added a vintage beaded earring that acts as a clip to hold a photo or other memento.
I first tried adhering the earring with epoxy which usually works for just about anything. After allowing the glue to dry overnight, I pulled lightly on the earring and it came right off! Darn! I believe it was the wax that it had a hard time sticking to. Determined to make it work, I used my staple gun to carefully secure the earring in place, then glued a piece of decorative trim over the staples to hide them. That earring isn't going anywhere now!
While I had my Antoinette Chalk Paint® still out on the counter, I decided to paint a little vintage train case that had been sitting in the garage. I used the Floral Scroll stencil from Artisan Enhancements to add some fun detailing in Old White and also painted the inside of the case in Provence. I sealed it inside and out with Artisan Enhancements Clear Finish which is super easy to apply and gives a nice wipe-able, waterproof sheen which I thought would be ideal should someone want to use this case for makeup or even to pack food in!
These little Avon lotion jars are another thrift store item I come across frequently and always pick up when I find them for a good price. The jars are glass but the lids are plastic and usually have a silver finish that is flaking off. I painted these in Old White, added a little Clear Wax and a whole lot of gold gilding wax.
In addition to all of these little makeover projects, I also added several beautiful vintage slips to my booth. They can be found hanging in the vintage pink wardrobe and I have more to bring in over the next few days! So pretty and so fun!
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