Friday, September 6, 2013

Mr. & Mrs. Wall Art


I've shared before that my husband works as a Framer for a living. Occasionally, when they are doing a remodel, he gets to take home some of the leftovers. He has started to learn my taste. A couple years ago, he brought me home this laminate cabinet door.


I loved it right away, but wasn't sure what to do with it. So it has sat in a dark corner of my room for 2 years. Finally, I looked at it one day and made up my mind. It was going over my bed.

*If you don't have an old door, you can still create a similar look with a  painted piece of MDF and some narrow moulding. I have actually seen pre-fab moulding panels like these, with the coved corners, but can't seem to find them right now. If any of you know a source, please let me know in the comments.

For my door, I started by mixing up some of the wall color with some Simply White to tone down the color and make it stick better to the laminate. Using Frog tape, I created lines and filled them in with my custom paint.


I traced a platter twice on a scrap piece of veneer, creating 2 ovals. I then cut them out with my cursed jigsaw.

I typed up "Mr. and Mrs." using word, then went to Staples to have them enlarged and printed in reverse. I then used to same ModPodge transfer technique I used on my Blue Hope Chest to apply the typography to the ovals.


After that, I attacked the ovals to the cabinet door with Liquid Nails, and ta-da! I now have wall art over my bed and the whole thing cost me $0.54 for the two copies to be made.



I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I thought I would hang it, but when I set it on top of the headboard, I liked how casual it looked. What do you think? It's heavier than heck, but I'm sure I could get it up on the wall.




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16 comments:

  1. So so cute! It makes me feel better that you had it hiding in a corner for two years before you decided what to do with it! It gives me hope! I love how you made the copies and printed them in reverse, awesome!

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  2. That is perfect! Although, for me, I think instead of Mrs., mine would say, "Sweetie." And instead of Mr., it would say, "Turd."

    =D

    -andi

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  3. Too cute! I need to look into that transfer technique. Love the typewriter font that you used also. Very striking! xoxo

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  4. Love it! It is such a sweet reuse of a door. Thanks for joining the Dream-Create-Inspire party!

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  5. This is adorable!!! Would love to invite you to come share at One More Time Events....http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/09/warming-up-your-home-for-winter-and.html
    Hope to see you there!
    Tammy New follower

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  6. Gorgeous !! I love how you repurpose the door into something beautiful !! Great idea!!

    Best,
    marlin

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  7. You did such a great job with this...so cute! This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #19…hope you'll join us!

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  8. Love these! New follower from, From Dream To Reality Link Party. Love your stuff! :)

    http://learningcreatingliving.blogspot.com/

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  9. So Romantic and Pretty! Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful artistic expression of love! Lizy, Party co host at the Fluster Buster party, come join us again next week!

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  10. Stopping by to let you know you have been featured at http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/09/share-it-one-more-time-at-one-more-time.html
    Thank you for sharing! Hope to see you at this weeks party! Xo Tammy

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  11. What a great gift this would make for a newlywed couple! Thanks for linking up to the Dream*Create*Inspire party!

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  12. Love items that are reused and repurposed! Great job!

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  13. great use of an item that would have gone to the landfill! if i were you, i would attach it to the wall securely. you said it was heavy, and i would hate to see it slip and hit you two in the head!

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  14. What a brilliant idea. It is so cute. And you really come out with a great idea on how to repurpose that piece of wood. It is really a two thumbs up.

    WallTapestry.com

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