Taking the Old and Making New


Ok who is ready for Mr. Bates to break bad? I am so ready for him to swing his cane around! Oof! Did you see the look in his eye at the table!? The audacity of that little snob (whatever his name is) to talk to Mrs. Hughes the way he did! Ooooh I am mad. I have been mad for the last few weeks about it all, it made me sick for days. I know, I know it’s just a show, but many of the servants are so endearing especially Anna; I hate seeing her sad. Ok enough about that! I went to Anthropologie this weekend (10 minutes before they closed) and found a couple of things I just love!


Entomology Knob


Elka Bowl

Love those? I adore them!

I finally broke down and have almost finished the office; I have a very hard time finding things to hang on the wall!!! I have a fancy bulletin board which I need, but it just isn’t quite big enough. I am in a mostly anti shopping mode…I have a new pile for donating started already, so for the most part I am not buying a lot of tchotchkes, not a lot. So I started shopping around the house. I found a fairly large canvas in the bathroom…yes a canvas in the bathroom. I knew it need to move out of the bathroom and quite frankly I didn’t really like the picture so I decided I would turn it into a bulletin board.

So out came the Annie Sloan and I gave the frame and canvas a brush down.





Since there was already a support frame that fit inside the frame I decided to keep it and give some support to the back of it with additional furring strips. Once it was all painted up and waxed down I took the canvas out and wrapped this tonal chevron fabric around it to give it a nice finish,


I just hot glued the fabric in key places. I used Annie Sloan’s Old White and used clear wax and a little dark wax.


Now for the rest of the room I just need one more thing to hang on the wall and get my Ikea pot rail hung. Oh and paint the last pot!

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    • Heather says:

      Thank you! I can’t take all the credit though, iHeartOrganizing gave me the idea for the striped wall! Me too, I hate throwing things out I feel like I am wasting and throwing money away!!!

    • Heather says:

      Oh nah, I bet you can make nice crafts you make such gorgeous cakes…well then again, my mom says the opposite to me. She says I can make pretty cakes, because I make nice crafts, but I can’t I am so terrible at making a cake look presentable. Hehehe

    • Heather says:

      That happens to me all the time, I hang on to something and then I decide it’s time for it to go. As soon as it’s too late I find a use for it! Hehe I guess that’s Murphy’s Law.

  1. Shannon says:

    Super cute! I love chalk paint and all that you can do with it. I need to remember to look for old canvas paintings at garage sales. I came over from a comment you left on my blog. Thanks!

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

  2. Scribbler says:

    Thanks so much for visiting. Your board is very snazzy!

    Bates has obviously figured things out. I hope he takes the guy down a peg or two but doesn’t get sent back to prison!

  3. aprila says:

    it turned out great. I like how you repurposed what you already had at home. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  4. Britni says:

    I love that bulletin board. I just bought one and was wondering the best way to do it. Thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  5. Sara says:

    So, I have no idea who Mr.Bates is BUT I do love the nifty way you re-purposed that old painting and made it into such a cute bulletin board!

    Thanks for linking up with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I hope you hop over again next week.

  6. Anam Salimi says:

    Oh my God i just completed painting over an old art work just yesterday.I painted it but was still not sure what pattern to do on top and after looking at how beautiful your chevron turned out i might actually just do exactly the same.
    The colors look so good :)

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