Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cosmo Cricket Wanted Altered Wall Decor

I'm a thrift shop and garage sale junky! I'm always looking for things to alter or re-do to work in my house for a fraction of the price of something brand new. While at a local thrift store in December, I came across this:
This isn't the exact one (thank you google images for the picture), but looks just like it! It had a Home Interiors sticker on the back. I picked it up for $4! :-) I instantly had a vision for it!

This was my vision:
My poor camera, I dropped it and the piece that slides out the zoom thingy broke. :-( Luckily Chris was able to fix it, but now the card is locked and won't unlock for me (yes, I have been sliding that dang button back and forth a dozen times trying to get it to unlock). So I had to use my cell phone. :-/ The colors are off, I'm not happy with the pictures. I was just so excited about it that I had to share anyway!

I used black paint as I didn't have any dark brown. I painted a small section on, and then wiped it off with a rag to get a distressed look and let some of the lighter would show through a bit. I got inspiration for the different section from tags and cards from the super talented Jan!

Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

patti west said...

Shut the front door, Kay!!! Oh. my. gosh. I just love this project so much!!! Your hubs must be so impressed with your ability to make old stuff beautiful!! It will look lovely hanging in your home. :) :)

gottaluvboyz said...

You never cease to amaze me, Kayla!!! That is AMAZING!!! Seriously, now I am on the lookout for a similar shelf;)

Jill Sarginson said...

I LOVE this project Kayla! I would never have thought to alter a mirror ... you go girl!

Sorry about your camera though! :(

Stacey said...

Very cute! Great altering!!

Hannah said...

Wow! I love this! Well done :)

Paisley Petals said...

Just amazing!!! This might be my most favorite thing of yours that you've created! ;)

Lowri said...

Thanks heaps for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

This is an AMAZING project - I totally love it!

Erin said...

This is FAN-FLIPPIN'-TASTIC!!!! I want one!!! :)

~jan said...

G O R G E O U S. Wow, this is the coolest project! That CC is some of my favorite ever-I just love it! Your tags are just lovely-thanks for the shout out. :)

Darlene S. said...

How super sweet is this project! Love it!

Hannah said...

I LOVE this, sooo gorgeous. Great colours and embellishments, I love the idea, such a great keepsake. Thanks for linking this up for my blog candy question :)

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