Friday, March 25, 2011

A Forever Family Plaque at the DIY Club


Many of you know that I am a resident blogger at the DIY Club!
I get to make all some fun projects for them!! Here is my latest!

We have a favorite book in our family: My Family is Forever by Nancy Carlson.  It is a story about a little girl who is adopted and how even when families are formed differently they are still forever.  It holds a special place in our hearts since both of our children are adopted. 
So when I saw the "A Forever Family" quote over at Design Divas I had to get it!

I made a Forever Family plaque for my wall

Here is what you need:
Cuboard door {Look at the As-Is section at Ikea!}
Flower decals from Rockler
Krylon Spray Paint
DecoArt's Dazzling Metallics Elegant Finish paint
Design Divas' Vinyl decal
{Please ignore the extra frame in the picture... I will be using it in an upcoming project!}
I sanded and applied the decorative flowers to the corners.... Primed and spray painted with Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze for the first layer and then Krylon White as the top layer.... and then distressed it with sand paper.
 I made a glaze with with DecoArt Metallic paint.  {I used Rich Espresso}.  I did 1 part water to 1 part paint.
Brushed on the glaze and then rubbed off with a paper towel.
I love how the metallic paint glaze leave a little shimmer, while at the same time making it look distressed!  
Applied my vinyl 
Here is the final plaque! 
Check out the FULL tutorial at the DIY Club!

Disclaimer: I was supplied with some products by the DIY Club sponsors to complete this project. However, all opinions are mine!

1 comment :

Lillian Pearl Designs said...

Really cute idea! Thanks for the tutorial! I think I have a left over cupboard door from our remodel!

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