Happy Monday (Blrgh!) Today I am sharing a project that I have been working on intermittently for the last few weeks. I have redecorated my little front porch! It was needing a new look, and some bird prints from the The Graphics Fairy inspired me to decorate with a bird theme.
I rescued an old cupboard door (from our circa 1985 water bed frame) from the kindling pile in the basement. I put a couple or three coats of gesso on the door, let it dry, and rubbed on some Distress Inks. When the ink was dry, I used a light coat of Mod Podge to adhere the bird print, to which I also added brown Distress Inks. I sprayed the project with two coats of Krylon clear spray, and added some crinkle ribbon that I dyed with Distress Stains to the top. The bird feeder and metal bird house have been living on my porch for years. Now they have a bird to keep them company!
I have also had this frame on my porch for years. I used to change out the artwork in it to match my seasonal decor, but it had had 4th of July prints in it for a couple of years. (looked great with my Christmas decor, I tell you! NOT) So I decided to use an egg print from The Graphics Fairy to update it for my new theme.
I like these projects so much that I am going to link them to The Graphics Fairy Blog for Brag Monday. I check in there at least once a day to find beautiful vintage graphics. If you haven't checked them out yet, you should rush right over and spend a few minutes (hours).
Thanks for stopping by!