Hello Infarrantly Creative Readers! I come to you from Creative Juices Decor as one of those crazy bloggers who buy odd things from the thrift store (while I continually have my husband shake his head at me) and turn them into something fun and exciting. Below is my latest adventure, I hope you enjoy and your creative juices are stirred!
I found this old 60’s picture for $20.00 at the thrift store – it was HUGE and I knew I could do something with him if I stared at it long enough 😉
On a separate thrift store adventure I found this LONG seashell hanging piece. It was all ratted and tangled so I cut off half the shells and just kept the top. I had a TON of shells leftover so what better than to try the extras on my huge canvas!!!
At first I just started laying them out on the canvas…..
I was worried that I wouldn’t have enough seashells to cover the entire canvas (but alas, I had PLENTY) so I put a frame in the center that I picked up for $1.00. I liked the look but could NOT figure out what I wanted to do in the middle. I thought about a monogram, maybe a moss covered letter? I also thought I could paint something just in that spot…..
I couldn’t think what to do until I took the picture above and I thought huh, what about a mirror! I LOVED all the texture that was going on so I thought, what if I did a MOSAIC mirror (that and the fact that I was never going to find a mirror in the size of 13”x16!!!!)
Now that I had seashells and a glass mosaic I wanted the frame to go from a traditional brown wood to something more pearlescent or soft. I found the spray paint color by Krylon called Carmel Latte (the name sold me ) and loved it’s soft, slightly shiny latte color. I also added some distressing by sanding the edge and adding some brown paint in spots. Really I just fooled around with the trim until I got the look I wanted.
And the BIG REVEAL is…….. BEFORE: (sorry Mr. Kinkade, you just weren’t doing it for me anymore)
AFTER! Ah, looooove
What do you think?? I had no idea if it would turn out BIZARRE or great. But I adore it.
I’d LOVE it if you readers would stop by and say hi! I have a few fun pottery barn knockoffs and before and after home pictures I know will get your creative juices flowing!
Thank you Beckie for hosting me!