Mr. & Mrs. Wall Art

Friday, September 6, 2013 -

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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  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!

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



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

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

  5. This is adorable!!! Would love to invite you to come share at One More Time Events....
    Hope to see you there!
    Tammy New follower

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


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

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

  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!

  10. Stopping by to let you know you have been featured at
    Thank you for sharing! Hope to see you at this weeks party! Xo Tammy

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

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

  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!

  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.


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