Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pinterest inspired project!

So, I finally took a break from other people's projects to finish up this one that I've been dying to do!  Here is what you'll need:

-old window or large frame
-cardboard (backing for photo)
-spray adhesive (I used elmer's brand)
-staple gun

First off you'll need to choose a photo, one that you won't mind being gigantic! lol  I choose something that wasn't a straight on face shot because I wanted it to seem like you were actually looking out a window and seeing a scene outdoors.

Save it as a black and white photo, then put it on a flash drive and take it to Office Depot/Office Max.  Tell them you want an Engineers Print on gloss paper. (Mine was 24" X 46", they can only go up to 24" wide)  I then trimmed my photo down to the size I needed to fit my window.  The print only cost $10!!!!  What a deal!

Cut your cardboard to the same size and spray adhesive on cardboard then very carefully place print on it smoothing center to outside avoiding wrinkling.

I used a staple gun to attach it to my window.

And TAAAADAAAAA, you have a beautiful, interesting piece of art!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

China Hutch

Found this beautiful (and very solid I might add) piece at an estate sale.  I couldn't wait to do one of these.  I've been drooling over these on Pinterest for over a month now!  So here she is!  The color is a pale gray with a pop of terra cotta orange.

Can we take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous original hardware, OK continue on! :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back by popular demand, another slate buffet.

I was really pleased with how this transformation turned out.  Just goes to show what a little TLC can do for an old beat up piece of furniture.