Monday, April 18, 2011

Hallway Wall Decor

I was sick for the best part of last week. And most of the weekend. I DID get to watch an awesome Nascar finish where #29 took 5th! Outstanding job by Kevin Harvick.

I don't know how much more of this winter stuff I can take. I am tired of snow, cold and sickness. Needless to say I didn't accomplish too much. I did get a few things done BUT they were just small projects all going in the same place. =)

I Used:
wainscoting scraps from the garage, some dollar store frames, some twine, some burlap, push pins, two oblong metal pieces, paint, a few pictures, and velcro.
(I will post about the LAUGH sign tomorrow)

I took wainscoting scraps left over from my coffee order board
and glued them together with Gorilla wood glue. They were tongue and groove pieces so I sanded the tongue edge off. I painted them SW's Divine White and dry brushed them with Burnt Umber craft paint.

I painted 2 Dollar store frames a blue that I mixed using lots of whatever I had at the time. And sanded them for a distressed look. I also painted 2 decorative metal pieces with the same blue. I got 3 pictures of my boys and added them to the 2 frames and one on to the front of one piece of wainscoting. I used velcro circles to adhere the metal pieces on and twine to help hold the picture. 

I used velcro circles and placed two on the back of each frame and the other side of velcro to the wainscoting pieces. I velcro'd (sp, lol) the frames to the wainscoting background. Then, I hung them all using strips of burlap and push pins.  

HERE is how it turned out:

Coming tomorrow:
the LAUGH sign

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  1. LOVE this! Such a great combination of textures and materials and it all works together perfectly! Great job!

  2. Great idea to layer the frame on top of the beadboard. They have a cottage/coastal feel! Love them!

  3. those are adorable! i love the cottage feel to them.

  4. Hi, Carri! I'm admiring all your creative projects here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? I hope to see you at :)

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