Friday, February 12, 2016

Revisiting an Old Favorite and a Few New Projects

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!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Thank you so much for your visit!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

Sharing With:
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
What's it Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants