I had a picture that I purchased after Christmas for CHEAP, because it was missing part of the embellishments. It's sort of been hanging around my craft room with nothing to do. Inspiration hit and I decided I'd paint it up and put hooks on it. Then - - No More Towels Hanging on the Door!!
I didn't take pictures of the before. I sanded it down and then painted it in my trusty creamy Eidelweiss that everything in the house seems to be getting a coat of. I got some hooks at WM, and I didn't like the color. They were a satin nickel and they needed to be dark. Oil Rubbed Bronze? Rusty??
I got a can of this paint: (OMG - - LOVE. IT.) I think the color was called 'burnt umber'.
I sprayed it on the hooks and now they really look rusty -- like they've been in a coffee can in someone's leaky barn for years!!
Since I needed the screwes to be painted, too, I used them to hold the hooks on the cardboard box. I put 3 coats of the paint on them.
Here's what they looked like after the first coat.
And after the second coat.
I cut my words out of vinyl with my cricut. I weeded out the letters, and left the stencil. I tried to center it on the board.......... Then I used brown craft paint and stippled the paint on. I removed the vinyl before the paint was dry, and as I removed it, some of the Eidelweiss lifted off, too. But that's ok - - I really like the effect it gave it.
When the paint was dry, I painted Mod Podge over it. Added the hardware when the Mod Podge was dry, and TAA - DAA!!
(the hinges really ARE rusty!! I didn't do anything to them!!)
And here's a picture of the whole thing.
I think it turned out ok..... Actually? I really like it!!!
Thanks for looking!!
Hugs ~~ Suz
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