|I shared with y'all a few days ago how I purchased this steel sign from The Magnolia Market after seeing it on Fixer Upper. I was super excited to receive it and to get it displayed but once it came in I was stumped. I knew it was more of an industrial piece and I ended up with one that looked more new rather than those that have a patina. It is hit or miss exactly what finish you will receive since each one is individually crafted. |
I needed to come up with a way to make it fit in with our decor. My first thought was to try and age it and that did not work. Jimmy Don and his crew put a special coating on the piece to protect it so I figured trying to age it was a long shot. Then I thought about going and having it framed but it already weighs a ton and adding a frame to it would have just made it all the more heavy. I finally decided to rework the gallery wall in our living room and hung it up there. I then created a faux frame with some salvage picture frame moldings my mom had given me a few Christmas's back.
|The salvaged frame pieces are just what this sign needed to fit in with the feel of our home.|
|With a little bit of chalk paint and gold paint, the black frame pieces turned into the perfect addition.|
|Of course when you change one thing up that leads to changing everything else up so these shutters that use to be Chateau Gray were painted Duck Egg.|
|Vintage gold mirror received some Old White.|
|I framed an old postcard dated back from 1905 I believe the post mark states of Kinnaird Castle over in Scotland. I traced Mr. Front Porch's family back to this castle so I thought it would be neat to display it on the wall.|
|Just a reminder of my first attempt at the gallery wall a few years back.|
|This is the now! I love how it all is coming together and I have more room towards the bottom if I find other pieces to add.|
|The best thing about this update was that I did not have to buy a thing...except of course the "Grow Old" sign.|
Now off to finish touching up the wood beams so I can share them with you all.
Sharing at these fabulous blogs:
Between Naps On The Porch
A Stroll Thru Life
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Savvy Southern Style