Happy Saturday Ladies! Hope you are having a great weekend! Today I wanted to share with you a little decoupage plaque that I made as a gift. It was such a fun and easy project, and I happened to have all of the materials on hand already. How great is that?!
Graphics Fairy. If you have never visited, be sure to check it out! I have found so many wonderful images there, tons of great inspiration! Anyway, I began with a piece of luan (it's like thin plywood, but nicer, I think). Hubby cut me a bunch awhile back from a large sheet, and I had this piece left over. You can find large sheets of luan at any hardware store, and get a ton of different projects from just one sheet, for not very much money! Just make sure to sand the front & back, as well as sides before beginning your plaque.
First, I primed the back, then painted it with several coats of craft paint. I am loving this color! It's called "Laguna". Love the name!! After the two coats (drying between each, of course), I used a bit of Ralph Lauren's antiquing glaze in "Smoke".
Here's one more look at the finished plaque.
I am linking up with The Graphic's Fairy for Brag Monday, where you will get lots of fun and inspiring ideas!
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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!