My sister, Renae, is very creative and does some amazing refurbishing. This China cabinet, which she’s had for thirty years, had been moved to her garage to get rid of. But then she slept on it and came up with an idea.
With a lot of ingenuity and hard work, she now has a beautiful hutch. Since this photo was taken, she has painted the inside a lighter color which makes it “pop” even more!
Here is that same tin. Renae and her husband, built a frame for this ( 1 x 2 pine trim) and mitered the cut corners. They then reinforced the corners with “L” brackets. Leaving the original paint, a layer of crackle paint was brushed on top and allowed to dry. Next, the black paint was brushed on and the crackle started showing through immediately! (We did this project at our house, too.) Very simple, yet an impressive wall decor piece!
The above mirror is just an example of what was used for the below piece. I purchased the frame of a broken mirror from my local Hobby Lobby Store, on the clearance aisle. I then went to the fabric department and purchased home decor fabric. I popped the cardboard out of the metal frame and covered it in a thin layer of quilt batting (using double-sided tape). I then covered it in my chosen fabric, rolled out the wrinkles and taped it on the back, before popping it back into the metal frame. This is now used as our headboard. It simply hangs on the wall and was a very inexpensive and fun project! (I’ve changed the fabric out on it a couple of times.)
Thanks Renae, for you pics and projects. We hope this inspires you to work on those projects in your head, closet and garage! More to come ~