Hey there blog-sters!
I love thrift store finds. Going to the thrift store and exploring their aisles is a thrill for me, seriously. Perhaps this sounds tedious, or perhaps you may think I need a life. Both may be true, but let me just say–I don’t care! I walk in with $20 and walk out with a fabulous collection of
During my last visit I came across a stellar piece of art!
Lovely, ain’t it?
In perfect condition, weighing in at 16×20 for just $3.99, darn right it was lovely! I snatched that baby up faster than you can say ‘blue light special’ (if you know what I’m referring to, you earn extra points!)
See, I had a remnant piece of ‘Route 66’ themed fabric I’d been wanting to use in my boy’s bathroom, but wasn’t sure how. Once I saw this little guy in that shiny, new-to-me black frame, I just knew I’d found the perfect solution.
This was such an easy project! I didn’t even take pictures of the ‘during’ process because it was done in no time!
- I simply removed the back, the picture, and the glass.
- Sprayed the frame with a ‘cover stain’ (Zinsser is my fave!).
- When it was dry I sprayed it with a couple coats of Krylon spray paint (in ‘pumpkin orange’).
- After that was fully dry, I took the sanding block to it and distressed the edges.
- During the dry time, I wrapped the fabric around the existing backing, and stapled it in place (I’m pretty sure hot glue would’ve worked just fine).
- Put the wrapped backing back in place and hung it up!
If you want some tips on thrift store shopping and finding good bargains, check out my post on ‘decorating and crafting on a budget’.
Have you transformed a GW or garage sale find lately?
Have a lovely weekend friends!