Friday, March 23, 2012

Monogram wall hanging

I'm sure you've seen these on Super cute monogram wall hangings.

You can find them here:

This is the one I made.

I was really a lot easier to make than I thought. I should have taken photos as I was working on it, but I was just so excited to get it done. And my hubby gives me a hard time if I have too many projects going at once, so I wanted to prove him I would finish it in 1 day!! : ) Luckily I have been saving buttons for years and found a bunch at a garage sale last summer.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Old Window Wall Art

My parents live in an old house that is over 100 years old. Gradually over the last few years they've been replacing some of the old windows. The last time I was there they had just replaced this old window.
I removed any hardware and sanded it down.

First I painted it brown for a base, then a burgundy wine color over the top.

I lightly sanded and distressed the window so you could see the brown or wood underneath the burgundy color. I cleaned up the hardware that I wanted back on and replaced it. I also add some hangers to the back so I could put it on the wall.

Tie on hooks with twine, add photos and voila! - it's done.

Some of my inspirations: