Monday, July 25, 2011

A Little Project

This project came about last week in the wee hours of the morn when I was trying to figure out the wall in the foyer. I remembered that I had this old shutter thing out in the garage for jeez over a year now. Then I pulled the yellow frame from the guest bedroom. We purchased it at Ikea a few years back. It use to be black. The letter 'F' I used for our fall wreath for the front door. Though I did not use this for the foyer I kept thinking how much I liked it. So I got to work transforming it.

I started out with the old shutter and my Chateau Grey chalk paint which I did stop using because I really think something may be wrong with it. Still waiting to hear back on it though.

Then I used my Old White Chalk Paint on the frame and lightly brushed the shutter with it as well. Then for the frame I used my Jacobean wax and forgot that I needed to add the clear wax first so the Jacobean soaked right into the chalk paint but it ended up turning out okay in the end.

Here is the final result! 

I love the white dry brushed on top of the gray.

I also love how the frame turned out though I am debating on whether or not to dry brush it with some old white as well or maybe take some Antique Gold Rub N Buff to it or just leave it alone. At first I added this display to the hallway between our kitchen and dining room but it is rather large and made me feel claustrophobic.

So it ended up here on the stair landing which then led to me starting a whole nother project which is still in progress!:)

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  1. Looks great, Pamela. Love the way the colors turned out. Really looks old.

  2. I wouldn't change a thing. I love the contrast. Nice job.

  3. I love the way that turned out, Pamela! I admired that frame when it was in your guest room and I like it even better in this project with the new color. Never would have thought Ikea.

  4. How unique! I just love this idea...great job :)

  5. What a fab idea! Looks great on your wall.

  6. That looks absolutely fantastic Pamela! You are one seriously creative chica! :-)

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  8. Lovin' the dry brush of gray! Looks great!

  9. I love that...the layered look is wonderful!

  10. I really, really love how this turned out! I love layering in decor and this is a super unique idea for doing so. I hope you will stop by my HomeMade Monday blog party at to share next week. I am a new follower!

  11. Hi Pamela,
    What a unique piece...I love it! Great job with the painting techniques...Loved the piece you redid in your last post too. So excited about becomeing a follower of your blog. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Blessings,

  12. I love the frame and shutter idea!
    The combination of colors is stunning.That is going to be one grand staircase!
    Thanks for entering our give away!
    Best of luck to you!

  13. Wow, the frames look amazing and the colors are just perfect! The power of chalk paint!! Loved your little project with big impact. Thanks for your sweet words on my beachy tablescape. Have a nice day!~Poppy

  14. Love the way this turned out. So much character, depth, and texture! Very interesting piece. :)

  15. My Chateau grey I just received is wonky also. I sent you an email. Mine is SUPER thin like a glazing medium was added.

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