Hello and happy Saturday!
Today I wanted to share with you a fun project that I made using a sweet bird image that I found on TheGraphicsFairy.com. She has the most amazing vintage images that she so graciously shares each day! I love birds and nests and eggs, so when I found this sweet one I was so excited! If you have never been to her site, be sure & check it out!
First off, I had my hubby cut a 5 1/2" x 8" piece of 1/4" plywood from a big sheet that we have. One of these days I need to get my nerve up & learn how to use his table saw, so I don't have to ask him each time I want something cut! (even though he is more than willing!) I then sanded the entire piece, including the edges. I primed & painted one side with a creamy white interior latex paint, but you could use craft paint if you want. You don't have to paint both sides, because the front will be covered in paper. I then used one of my very favorite products, Ralph Lauren's faux glaze, in "smoke". So many of you bloggers out there use it, that I just had to give it a try. It is so easy to use! Just brush (I use a foam brush) or wipe on with a rag, then wipe off with a rag. I have used it for so many projects (I bought mine at Home Depot). All it takes is a little bit, so your can will go a long way!
I am linking up to Brag Monday over at the Graphics Fairy.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!