I’ve said it before but I think art ought to mean something or speak to you in some way.
When I was working on my dressing room makeover, I needed some small artwork…something vintage and out of the ordinary. Something personal and sentimental to me.
I started with a couple of vintage frames. I popped out the artwork and glass and painted them with chalk paint.
Then I covered the cardboard backing with a few paper towels. Why? I didn’t have any batting and I wanted to add a little fluff before I added fabric. I’m a big proponent of using what you have and making due. And not running to the store for one item!
Then I covered both cardboard pieces with tan osnaburg fabric (looks like linen) that I found at JoAnn’s for $5.99/yd. less 40%! I first heard about osnaburg from Jami at Freckled Laundry who is basically the queen of linens!
Once the chalk paint dried, I sanded the edges and detailing with a fine grit sanding sponge. In my opinion, the best part about chalk paint is how beautifully it distresses!
Next came the “artwork.” I had a crystal brooch of my grandmother’s that I love and another brooch that I picked up at an estate sale last week.
I pinned them onto the center the paper towel/osnaburg covered cardboard piece.
Then I popped them back into the frames and hung them on my dressing room wall.
This one is my grandmother’s brooch. Just costume jewelry, but it’s a priceless gem to me. Every time I see it, I think of her.
I love how this custom “artwork” adds vintage glam and sentimentality at the same time.
I can’t wait to show you my dressing room makeover! It is hands-down my favorite project ever!
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