(not sure why this looks so organge-y. the true color is in the first pic)
And here's the AFTER:
Much lighter and brighter, isn't it! I really love it!
Wanna see a closer look at some of the details? Keep reading...
We had this green and wicker hanging shelf/key thing hanging beside the front door and my husband really didn't want to lose the place he puts his wallet, keys, phone, etc. I looked high and low for a replacement, but couldn't find anything I liked for the right price, so I bought a $5 can of textured spray paint at Walmart and viola!:
(I'm still looking for some little baskets to put on the shelves but haven't found any to fit just yet)
I saw a cute "Shut The Front Door" saying on pinterest some time back so I decided to make my own version of it. The wooden letters were $2 each and naked when I bought them from Joann. I painted them with paint I already had and finished the word in vinyl - again from my stash. The font I downloaded for free on dafont.com and cut with my Silhouette Cameo:
I was wondering around Old Time Pottery when I came across some drastically marked down clearance items. I loved the middle of this frame, but the paper around the edge was badly damaged. I figured I could probably re-do it somehow and for only $1.49 , I couldn't pass it up:
The first thing I did was attempt to remove the heavy, laminated paper that was around the edge. Goo Gone didn't budge it so I did a quick google search and found that vinegar and water works to remove wallpaper so I sprayed some of that on it and started scraping. It did scratch the painted wood underneath but since I was going to cover it again, I didn't mind:
I took it upstairs to my scrap room and started going through my stash of paper to see what would coordinate with the throw rugs that I picked up for less than $30 at Ross. I was so excited to finish this, that I didn't take any pics while I was working on it, but I basically just put the paper over the frame, marked where I needed to cut, and used my paper trimmer for clean, straight edges. I adhered it with Mod Podge and then put a couple coats on top of that. Here's how it turned out:
(seriously - how cute is this?! and for $1.49!)
This little wall is outside the french doors to our master bedroom. This antique-y table I had in another room fit perfectly on this wall so it found a new home here. I decided to just prop up the motorcycle print that I found (again on clearance) at Joann's for $8, and surrounded it with some accessories that I already had. The bowl is a great place for sunglasses and other misc stuff that you always have in your hand when you are coming in the house:
Well that finished up the tour of my new foyer. It makes me happy every time I walk through it - and isn't that how every room in your house should make you feel??!!
Now....Go Scrap Something!