Monday, April 4, 2011

Dining Room Wall Redefined

I stayed busy yesterday! I started my "GOOD LIFE" vintage-esq sign from a cabinet door on Saturday evening and completed it yesterday afternoon. My Mr. gave it a home above our bed. I love it. I also finished up a simple little project I have had in the works. The completion of this also took the help of my fabulous Mr. I am so lucky he is willing to help. And I am sooo glad Kevin Harvick won yesterday so that my Mr. was in a good enough mood to help! lol

Here is what I started with:
Dollar store frames

and added...
Burnt Umber craft paint
Copper Glow paint
SW's Divine White paint

I popped the glass out of each of the 4 $1 Store frames and painted them Copper Glow. Then dry brushed some Divine White across them to create a vintage feel. After that dried, I rubbed Burnt Umber on them to antique them a little.

I used the glass pieces as templates for cutting out my burlap. I cut the burlap and placed it between the glass and the frame backing.

Using my software and my Silhouette, I cut "coffee" inspired words in dark brown vinyl lettering.
I used transfer tape to transfer the lettering to each piece of glass.


A while ago, I primed and painted some shelves (Divine White) that weren't being used.
I bought them at Hobby Lobby (kind of spendy) so I couldn't justify just getting rid of them!
I did get them on sale BUT still. ;)

I also had a few thrift store items and decided to use them.
I added a burlap collar to this milk bottle and called 'er cute!

(I may add some vinyl lettering that says MILK)

I hot glued a burlap belt and a burlap rosette to this milk jug and called 'er cute!

And from there...I had 4 new frames, 2 redefined thrift store items, 2 glass coffee mugs (will be filled with coffee beans, someday) AND 2 freshly painted shelves!
I placed them on either side of my
Coffee Order Board

Here is what my dining room wall looked like

And here is what my dining room wall looks like

(*added the glass coffee mug*)


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  1. Love the Coffe order board.
    I am having a giveaway on my blog. $20 store credit from My Carrie Collections to get your kids fav cartoon char backpack (disney/nick jr/dino/buzz light year and more). All you have to do is leave a comment telling me which backpack you would like if you win.

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  2. when do you ever sleep?....I loved seeing what you have done. Guess I'll become a follower so I can see more. Great job.

  3. @Donnie~ I rarely sleep! lol. But so too can be said about eating right, getting enough water and house. hee hee. Thank you for the great compliments. I appreciate them! =)

  4. girl, you are too crafty, that sign is very awesome.

  5. Those signs are a head-turner! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Btw, I'm a follower now.

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  6. I love it, the whole wall!!! That coffee sign is too cute!!