If you’re like me (and thousands of others), you post all kinds of great Do It Yourself (DIY) projects on Pinterest to attempt. I mean how hard can it be to take 100 toilet paper rolls and make a work of art, right?
The walls of our home are sad and bare. I don’t want to pay store prices for wall art (unless I 100% love it of course) so I hit up a Habitat Restore and a vintage thrift shop close to my work during my lunch hour last week.
I found this frame and fell in love. Obviously, I wasn’t crazy about the weird map in the middle, but I loved the unique wood frame around it.
My mind started working and I thought this piece would work great in our master half bath. It’s a small and boring space. It needs a light and I’d like to find a little shelf to go above the toilet.
I had plans to paint the entire frame white, paint some grey chevron stripes in the middle and then slap a big white R in the center.
So I painted a coat yesterday and then Chris sprayed a coat for me last night.
It honestly didn’t look that bad this morning except for a few spots that I felt needed to be retouched.
I had a feeling this would happen. I took the lazy approach to this problem and it back fired. I’m assuming I should’ve sanded this bad boy down before I attempted to paint. I didn’t want to have to sand all the cracks on the frame. Well the oils of the original stain are not getting a long with the spray paint.
So… here is my project. Ugh.
I’m hoping Chris will come home and work a miracle on this one. I will keep you posted.