It’s always good to start the day off with a trashure makeover, don’t you think? When I say trashure, I mean “a one man’s trash is another one’s treasure” kinda thing. When you have friends that know the way you tick, it’s a great way to be. So, when my friend Mandy asked me if I wanted some large empty frames, you know what I said. Bring it on! Let me show you how I created some repurposed wall art from these 3 big beauties.
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Aren’t they gorgeous?! Solid wood and oh, so much potential. This was one of those projects that I had to set aside until I completed other commitments. In the meantime, my wheels were turning.
The first frame I decided to work with was the lighter oak one. I had no intention of painting that beautiful grain. I could only envision using the same chippy siding I used in my DIY totes (with tutorial) to create a planked effect. I used my miter saw to chop them to length and then nailed them in with my nailer/stapler. After I added the siding, I created some text and used my transfer method to cut it out with my jigsaw and called it done.
Chippy bliss, I tell ya. Nothing like some good barn wood to make me smile.
The next two frames I decided to give a wash effect with paint. To fill the empty space of the first one, JC ,aka. best partner ever, cut me a piece of luan on our table saw. I wanted to create texture and chose burlap and chicken wire to cover it.
Once the board was covered, I attached it using my new favorite cordless toy, the Ryobi AirStrike nailer.
Since that would be kinda boring all by itself, I cut out more word art with my jigsaw and created a sort of memory board.
The three picture frames make it fun to switch out the photos when a new one comes along. And if you’re like me, that’s pretty often. hee hee.
Last, but not least, is the third frame. For this one I chose a piece of hardboard, like I use for my chalkboards seen HERE. I gave it a single coat of paint to promote adhesion as I wanted to decoupage it using the same paper I used on this curio cabinet and on my Dumpster Diva.
You can imagine how much help my nailer was to make these transformations a breeze.
So…I have to ask…which one is your favorite repurposed wall art? The “Farm”, “Family”, or “Bloom?” I had fun creating them all and adding them to my shop. Pin and share to inspire others and then head below for an announcement.
Now for a bit of news (applause): I am very much excited to tell you that as much as I have loved my time on Etsy, I have moved my shop to my site. You will now have the ability to shop right here AND I have many new things coming to my inventory, like this wall art.
I have been preparing for this for about six months, building the design, researching, and creating just for you. Having my shop on my own site means savings for you and giving me the ability to offer things that I couldn’t have done otherwise. One of the items that I am very excited about are the paint brushes I have raved about in these project posts.
There is a brush for every type of job, whether it’s furniture, crafts, or your home. I’m all about making life easier with simple steps and these are it.
Some other fun coming your way are some custom items that yours truly has been creating and designing. Stay tuned for those updates because I’m going to be having some super-fun giveaways to get this party started. Sign up for my newsletter in the sidebar or at the bottom of this post to get the details in your inbox.
Until then, pop on over to take a peek at my new shop and I’d love to hear your feedback. Just click on the “Shop” menu at the top, or the graphic in the sidebar, or this image below.
Up next, I am going to be sharing a yummlicious, family favorite recipe for you that is healthy and is so super-easy. Until then…keep on junkin’ on.