Thursday, February 11, 2010

Repurposed Valentines Decor

I love repurposing things. Even if it's not something huge (like a dresser into an island).

My mother-in-law gave me this winter-themed tapestry. Not really my style...

BUT she gave me free liberty to do with it as I wanted.

And I've been decorating for V-Day.

So, I measured out the length of the top pole.

Then I cut two 1x4 boards that length.

I primed, painted, distressed, and drilled holes to hang them.

Then I added a bit of dark stain to the edges to really bring out the distressing.

Then the fun stuff...
I used my Cricut to cut out "BE MINE" on contact paper.

Then I pressed that firmly down on the boards.

I spray painted chocolate brown on top of that and carefully peeled the contact paper off while it was still wet. You want to do it while it's wet so that the edges won't stick to the contact paper, and it will give a cleaner edge.

Then I tied the pieces together with twine, tied that to the bar, and hung!

Cost: Completely Free!!

It's looking pretty festive around my house ;)

Anyways, I have one more V-Day decor project left before the big day, so stick around for that!


  1. ooh! that is soo cute!
    Free is not bad either.

  2. This is so adorable, you'd never know where it started.

  3. I LOVE it and being completely free makes it even better!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D


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