Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wall Decor Metamorphosis

I had empty wall space in my newly remodeled bathroom. (The reveal is coming soon...really) I needed something, but it couldn't be too big. Of course, I couldn't find anything that I liked.

Then one day, I found this online & quickly ordered it, thinking this was exactly what I was looking for.

When it arrived, the white frame was distressed with red. Deep blood red. Hmmm, I didn't notice that in the picture. Not a problem though.

I took a teeny, tiny paint brush & with the blue wall paint, I painted over all the red.

It looked fine & my husband hung it up for me. I was pleased...

...until about a week later. Something was just not right. I couldn't quite pinpoint it.

Then it hit me!

When entering the bathroom, you saw the side view of this picture. That candleholder sticking out reminded me, oh please forgive me for being crass, of a male appendage. It had to go! I asked the hubs if he would be so kind as to remove the candle holder part. He really got a kick out of it when I told him why. Men!

He took the candleholder off & back on the wall it went, just the picture, no candleholder. I was pleased...

...until about a week later. Something was not right, again.

I decided the blue that I had so painstakingly painted was annoying me, so I told hubs to spray paint the frame all white. I also asked him to pop out the picture part.

I covered it with some fabric (osnaburg). I bought 2 fabric rosettes from etsy (see here), added some pearl beads to the centers & glued them to the fabric board.

And now, I am happy to report, I am pleased as I finally have it right!

That poor picture has been through the ringer. It may seem I'm crazy, but I hope I'm not alone. You have all done something like this too, right? ;D

Linking to:

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2805 for Potpourri Party #3
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday


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  1. How funny! But at least you have something you like now, it does look very nice!

  2. Gina, you know that I never know when to leave well-enough alone. Mr. Art @ Home always tells me that the enemy of good is better! I love what you've done with the frame. it is pretty, and I would love to see it in your bathroom!!!

  3. I love the ending result. What a patient husband. SO funny.

  4. Ok I have to confess I would've left the cherub in there...but that's just me and my cherub obsession! But I really do love the rosettes:) It looks lovely.

    I do stuff like that all the time though, it'll bug me and bug me to the point where I'm thinking about it when I go to bed until I get it to where I want it!

  5. Very pretty frame and just love what you did!

  6. Sure I have, can't think of any right now but yours looks better than the orginal...good job!

  7. Personalizing something and making it uniquely your own is definitely the way to go!

  8. You sure do have it right. I love that. I saw some cute rosettes today and darn it all I did not get them.

  9. You are so funny!!! But, you took something and made it your own and it looks much better than the original!!! hugs...cleo

  10. he he... you're excused. You made me giggle. It turned out beautiful. What is it about white?

  11. Sweet! Love the way it turned out. You are so funny. But I get it.

  12. That is a great makeover!!! I agree, I am loving it....I'll check back to see the reveal on the bathroom! Have a great day!

  13. A funny story, but you achieved a beautiful result! Love the rosettes. Your hubby sure is accomodating!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. You are and asset to the party's success and I appreciate you! I am following you!

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  15. Okay...cackled OUT LOUD at your post...and I sure can SEE the "male appendage" thing!! Your husband must just shake his head by tines! (lol) GORGEOUS with the rosettes!

  16. I am glad that you are very happy with your final results, it is so pretty, but I just love cherubs and this was a such a pretty print, I hope you saved it for possibly another project of some kind.

  17. How pretty. Funny now. lol Glad you have it the way you want it now.

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

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  18. No, pretty much you're on your own with this one....Hee, hee, hee. Just kidding. I do this all the time. Drives my hubby crazy that I can never leave well enough alone. It turned out very pretty. The frame is gorgeous. Love the detail.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  19. Haha~ too funny!! Well it came out darling- thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  20. Wow! I just noticed that you left a link to my etsy shop on your site here. THANK YOU!!! What a fabulous find. You made my day. If you have any desire to purchase anything else from my shop, message me on etsy first ~ remind me of this and I will give you a coupon code for 25% off. Thanks again. You rock! =) Debbie

  21. WOW! I just saw that you put a link on your blog to my etsy shop for these rosettes. THANK YOU!! How cool is that?! You're so sweet. If you have a desire to purchase anything else from my shop, message me on etsy first ~ remind me of this ~ and I will give you a coupon for 25% off. THANK YOU!! You made my day. Smiles, Debbie

  22. And then...sorry about leaving 2+ comments. I've got the rosettes down...not so much with the blogging thing. =) Debbie


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