Sunday, December 26, 2010

One of a kind wall art.....

I am definitely one who likes to have everything in my home be unique and one of a kind. I was looking to fill one more wall in my bathroom. I came up with a solution utilizing items I had laying around the house. A vintage window with a broken pane out in my shed, scrap cedar boards laying around, and then there are the fabulous graphics from the Graphics Fairy.

We are snowed in today, so I got right to work on this project....Here is what I came up with....

Here is the step by step process in creating this piece...

1. Find an old window. Mine had a missing piece of glass, so I banged the other two out.

2. Sand off any lose paint. Spray a coat of polyurethane on the entire frame.

3. Use a chop saw to cut boards to size. I used cedar, but any kind of wood will do. Mine were approximately 7.5:x 8".

4. Choose a color to paint your boards. I chose I slate gray. I used one coat of paint because the paint I used covered well.

5. Next I distressed the boards on the face and the outer edges with my palm sander.(The color in the picture is much lighter than they actually are)

6.I went to the Graphics Fairy and printed out some images I liked.

7. I didn't have any modge podge laying around the house, so I made a glue and water mixture to adhere my pictures to the boards.

8. Apply the glue to the back of the print, then stick it on the board. Brush the glue across the top of the print and on the entire board to seal the photo and provide an even glazed appearance. Once this dries, spray or brush a coat of polyurethane on top for added protection and a finished look.

9. You will need some small hooks and closed hooks. I happened to have these laying around. The closed hook was screwed to the window and the open hook was screwed to the top of the board with art image.

10. Once this is done, your one of a kind wall art is complete.....

Tomorrow I will be sharing the bathroom makeover I have this wall art displayed in..

Take care,

Linking up here:

Saturday Mornings
Funky Junk Interiors
Be Different Act Normal
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
It's so Very Cheri
Paisley Passions
Lamb Around
The DIY Club
The Graphics Fairy
Making The World Cuter
Between Naps on the Porch


  1. I love that you even made your own modge podge! come on over and link up to MMM :)

  2. Oh my! This is so darn cute and chic and just plain fabulous! I love working with old windows and frames and vintage images...this is a great idea! Thanks for popping by 504 Main. I am a new follower here!

  3. What a great idea! I saw your link on "Be Different...Act Normal".

  4. Oh, I really like it! That is so a cool idea :)

  5. This is very pretty!

  6. Wow! Excellent project, I love all of the texture in this piece!

  7. Thanks for popping over to my blog and leaving me a comment about my old gate. I love this little project that you did and you have inspired me to try something similar. I LOVE all your projects, especially that bed! It is awesome! I would have had a hard time getting rid of it too! Great job!!

  8. This looks fabulous with the colours and the different textures.

  9. Very cool! I like that you can see the wall behind the project, too.

  10. Cute! Can't wait to see your bathroom remodel!!!

  11. Wow ... you're back with a BANG! Love your unique and one of a kind wall art! Very creative!

  12. SO pretty! Absolutely LOVE it! I am going to feature this on Thrilling Thursday tomorrow. Feel free to stop by and grab and "I Thrilled" featured button off my sidebar if you would like. Thanks for linking up! Hope you stop by again soon :)

  13. It looks like the kind of thing a store would charge a lot of money for! Fantastic job :)

  14. LOVE IT! Thanks for instructions.

    blessings in the new year

    barbara jean

  15. This is beautiful! I always love to see something lovely made from things that others would discard with no vision of what it could be! Thanks so much for sharing the directions too on how to do it!

    Happy New Year!
    Artzee Chris' Cool Clipart and Graphics

  16. I love the graphics you chose, Lisa, and that you used an old window!

  17. This repurposed window/frame is wonderful. Very resourceful and it looks so beautiful. Great job!

  18. I was so inspired by this project! It is amazing! I love karen's graphics! I am a new follower now.

  19. That is impressive! What a one of a kind...why anyone would buy new mall decor items is beyond me.

  20. I love this!!! I just linked it to my latest post on 10 great ideas on how to use vintage prints!! Love the idea and the execution!! :)

  21. I like how you took a old door nobody cared about and make it into a frame for your art. I would have never thought of that. Your so clever.

    -Zane of ontario honey