Wednesday, January 18, 2023

DIY Primitive Cozy Vibes Sign

 DIY Cozy Vibes Sign!

I hate going to the thrift store.

Okay, so I actually love it, but I always find so many things I love & spending way too much money!

I also had a huge problem with collecting things & never doing anything with them & they would pile up in my basement.

Since having a basement full of stuff is no fun, I finally decided to clear it out & display these beautiful pieces either as is or after DIY makeovers.

Over the weekend, I worked on a little gallery wall in my bedroom. I had a super cute frame that I wanted to use, but I wasn't a huge fan of the picture inside, so I gave it a makeover. It turned out super cute!

This project was a weird one. The fun thing about paint is that if you don't like it, you can just paint over it again & that's what I ended up doing. I didn't like my original idea, so I painted over things & redid it!

But let's back up a bit to the beginning:

I had already painted the frame to better fit my gallery wall aesthetic & now I wanted to makeover the picture. So, I removed the canvas from the frame & gave it a few coats of white paint. 

Next, I cut out a design on vinyl with my Cricut & placed it on the canvas. Because I thought I was done, I gave the canvas a light coat of Mod Podge to seal everything in. I then put the canvas back into the frame & hung it back up on my gallery wall.

Then I realized I hated it. I hated the look of the brown frame against the white canvas & the look didn't seem to mesh well with the other pictures I have on the gallery wall, either. So I ended up painting over the canvas with some charcoal chalk paint & just peeling up the vinyl. The Mod Podge helped seal the letters just enough to make a stencil. I was wondering if it would work, but it turned out great!

I then gave the frame a distressed coat of white paint. I thought I would hate it, but I loved the frame even more!

It always amazes me how paint can absolutely transform a piece!

PS: Here's a sneak peek of the gallery wall. It's still a work in progress but I'm loving it so far! You can see what the sign originally looked like too!

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