Hi there, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a lovely Easter Sunday! I spent most of the weekend making memories with our boys and hanging out with family. This project was mostly finished so I just had to make a few final touches and then photograph it for you. 🙂
I bought these prints at Goodwill awhile ago – I loved the frames but really didn’t care for the art itself. “Secret Jungle Garden” should be the name of the set.
I said goodbye to the jungle and painted over it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White. Then I slid junk mail under the inside of the frame and painted the rest in French Linen Chalk Paint. It worked perfectly to keep the gray off of the white, and I didn’t have to worry about painter’s tape pulling up any of the white paint.
I added a couple of Deco Art stencils that I bought on Amazon (affiliate link) for a patisserie and French cafe. Then I lightly sanded the text to distress it just a little. Finally I applied clear wax over it all for protection.
They’re on my mantel for now, until I figure out what else I want to put up there!
They’ll probably be going to my booth in a couple weeks and hopefully someone will buy them who loves French decor as much as I do.
Here’s the Pinterest-worthy before and after comparison:
Do you have any old art to upcycle – or have I inspired you to make a trip to Goodwill? 😉