Wednesday, March 14, 2012

//Guest Post: Made in a Day//

Hi! I am Kim and I am Guest Hosting today for Alyssa here on Live Love Craft. My blog, Made in a Day, it is where I share my DIY crafty expertise with the world! I love going to thrift stores and finding unique items to decorate with and make into something totally different or just better than new again.
Today I am going to share how I made the two pics below, I bought them a year ago, and I just couldn't find a place for them and I needed to transform them into a great addition to my sea themed bedroom.
Now they weren't that bad to begin with, but I needed two pics that were pastel, shabby and more up to date. So first I removed the tiles in the center and gave the frame a nice coat of beige satin spray paint. Then I cut light green burlap with a rotary cutter to fit in the inside area of the wood frames. Then decoupage them in with Mod Podge, I did not coat the outside of the fabric, I wanted the burlap to keep its texture. Next I printed out vintage pics of shells on card stock and decoupaged them with Mod Podge onto the tiles. I did decoupage over the top of the pics as well to seal them onto the tile. Hot glue the tiles back to the center of the pic. I then took sandpaper and scuffed up the frame edges, to make them shabby chic.
These turned out really great! I love them they are a perfect addition for my bedroom.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! Thank you Alyssa for having me over to share!


The Lovely Mrs. P said...

Ha~ looks great~ my what a big pic of! Thanks for letting me guest Post!

Marisa said...

Love this!! Turned out so beautiful.

MsXpat said...

I adore seaside themes they really it a cool refreshing relaxed feel to a room. Makes me think of home in the Caribbean.

TheSewingLoft said...

Love this. I can picture it on a stair landing at a beach side house.