So I absolutely love it when my hubby finds fun things on the side of the road. Our neighborhood always has fun things waiting to be given a new lease on life...
so imagine my excitement when he found this:
I loved the details on the door and it was just the perfect size. I decided almost instantly that it needed to be the welcome sign in our garage.
So I took this...
and painted it on the middle slats... I taped off the edges but decided later it didn't really matter- I was going for the messy look :)
It took me FOREVER to figure out what colors I wanted to do it in... which is why the poor thing sat around for a few days while I decided. I finally decided to go outside my comfort zone a little and make it fun and bright... so...
it turned red...
While that layer dried, I went to work on making some fun flowers for the corner. I wanted to liven it up some.
Then I painted a layer of crackle paint on the door and painted a top coat of a beautiful shade of blue
(it looks darker online...)
Isn't it lookin' perty??
I decided it still needed a little something so I grabbed these...
and made this...
It's hard to tell on the carpet, but it's just a simple piece of burlap that I frayed at the bottom. I took a bunch of random chipboard letters I had and painted them various colors then hotglued them on the burlap.
The 'o' is two buttons layered on top of each other :)
I attached my burlap sign with twine and hotglued the twine to the back of the door.
What do you think??!!??
I had so much fun and LOVE how it turned out!!
You can't get much better than free! And with all my supplies being things I had on hand... I was a happy camper!
Here's the before and after just to let you see what a transformation it went through:
The person who threw this away had no idea what a treasure they had! Itsn't that a shame?
I can't cry though... it was perfect for making my garage a happier place :)
I'm entering this into the CSI project 'paint' challenge: