Sunday, May 29, 2011

Burlap Starfish Art

So, when you need some new wall art for your home, just make it yourself! Total cost for this beauty was $0....because I had everything already on hand:-) I started out with this old picture frame {found in an old storage unit} for FREE! lol.
Here it is, it was a nice dark cherry frame, but since I am trying to light up our apartment I wanted something a little bit more cheery in color...so...what to do...you PAINT IT! Hmmm what color?
Yup you guessed it!
Blue Ocean Breeze...yet again! lol. Note colors that I always have on hand are silver, white and several shades of blue....LOVE it!
First coat. No need for primer in this project!

Once that dried I went ahead and used a nice dark glaze to bring out the details. With two rags {one damp cloth and one dry} to wipe any off to get the desired effect i wanted.
A close up of the glaze 

After it dried, I busted out the sand paper....

Printed out a picture of my favorite starfish {yes, I did not even attempt to stick a REAL one in there when this one did the job}! lol , and pasted it on a fine piece of burlap....and Voila; my shabby sheik "cottagee" ocean like wall art! ;-)

Now my 1/2 bath is a little happier! Now doesn't that make you want to look around your house and see what you can make out of what you already have?

2 comments:

  1. That frame is awesome!! And I love the price!! Beautiful!

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  2. HI!! Just found your blog and on my first visit I see this fantastic freebie makeover!! Great job!!
    Beth

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