Friday, October 12, 2012

White Redos

Here are two new projects for my bedroom.  I decided to change some of the decor after falling in love with some white suitcases I am forever talking about.  I needed a lot more white in the room so this is what I did.
Below is a cheap dollar store canvas I have had for a few years.  Ugly.  First I tried white washing over the topiary but that didn't really work.......
And here is the old picture frame I had bought at a garage sale.  My hubby added the chicken wire.
With a coat or two of matte creamy white spray paint it looks so sweet.  I used small clothes pins to hold on post cards.
Below is the topiary picture, turned on it's side.  I modge podged vintage book pages on the front and then did a cool transfer technique from Graphics Fairy.  The pocket watch is also from Karen.  Only one problem.  I forgot to reverse the image, as my hubby pointed out with a grin, so all the numbers were mirror image.  Bummer.
In an attempt to hide my mistake, I scrubbed a bit harder on the numbers til they disappeared......Yeah, it worked.  Now it just looks a little more faded in those areas.
I really like the look of both pieces and have a few more projects in mind before the bedroom will be done.  Diana


  1. I LOVE your clock...who needs numbers anyway! :) If you look closely at my entry at The Graphics Fairy this week, you may notice that my graphic is a bit lopsided so I did basically what you did ~ distressed the piece a little more and sanded more on one side than the other so it wasn't so noticeable. Life happens and it adds more character, right? I'm happy to be your newest follower and would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy

  2. How clever of you to repurpose the $ store pic like that! I love it!

  3. What a great way to repurpose older items! I love what you did, and love the pop of white! Very nice!

  4. Hi there* I love your yummy 'white things' The clock is a great idea ** well done*( i am now a follower)Like your 'blog'