Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Whitney's Iron Wall Decor Revamp

Hey guys!  I bought this iron wall plaque in Canton several years ago.  I had two of them and they were in my bathroom at my old house.  When we moved into our new home I found a new place to put it... under my bed:)  I was just a bit "over it".  I was just kind of sick of seeing it... know what I mean??



I have a big blank space over my bed at the moment and remembered this poor thing hiding under the bed.  I decided that I could jazz it up a bit, add a little character and repurpose it!  Here's what I did...

I started by purchasing a few things to add to it...




Yet another metal scrolly thing... at Hobby Lobby for $4...




And 4 little wood scrolly things also from Hobby Lobby for $3.00.

I used my Gorilla Glue Epoxy for this project...




For those of you that are unfamiliar with this product I want to share a few tips I have learned about it...

~It has the consistency of hot glue... not runny and thin like super glue... Yeah!
~ You have about 5 minutes of play time until it dries... yeah again!
~ It is a very permanant hold... Woohoo!
~It is a bit stinky but so worth it with all those other pros!!

I just squeezed a bit out on some foil and mixed it with the end of a plastic fork... how's that for shanty;)!!







I put the GG epoxy on the areas where the little scrolly would touch the wall plaque...







Then I attached them!




I gave my little wood scrollies a coat of brown acrylic paint so that they would distress in a similar color to the iron.  I then used the epoxy and attached them as well to each end.




After letting that dry I gave the entire piece several coats of my fav... Rustoleum American Accents Heirloom White spray paint.  Most of the cheap, mass-produced iron pieces I have bought do require more coats of paint... not really sure why!




After letting that dry it was time to distress! I used my tool of choice... my 3M sanding block with 80 grit paper.  I just rubbed the block over all my edges and my scrollies.







And when I was finished it looked like this...







Don't you think it needs a little something???  Me too! I used my Ralph Lauren smoke glaze to bring out all those new fun lines I just added.  Just paint it on and wipe it off with a cloth.







After letting that dry a bit it was time to find it's new time... this time not under the bed:)!



















I can't wait to see all the fantastic Gorilla Glue projects for the party coming up!!  If you have not finished yours yet this would be a great time to go get some of that epoxy... this stuff does not disappoint!  Don't forget to grab the button below!!




Just copy and paste this part and add it to your side bar and the party link!!


















Thanks so much!!!

I will be linking this up here!! Click to check it out!!



And I am a BIT late for the party but I will also be joining Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog!

I will be posting this at Poppies at Play for Creative Cats Friday!

I will also be joining Saturday Night Special over at Funky Junk Interiors!





Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special






I will also be linking this to the Before and After Party over at TDC!

I will also be linking this to Cottage Instincts!!

43 comments:

Shanna said...

Whew whoo ladies I love this one. We have a zillion of these around the house that now need a bit more loving!

Brittany@Superwoman said...

Oh wow, I would have never thought of doing that!

Nancy said...

I love how you jazzed it up! It really made a difference and it looks great on the wall above your bed.

Nancy

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a great idea. I have one just like that.. nice to fancy it up.

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

Great job, Whitney! It looks really good with the embellishments. You guys are cracking me up with all your "revamps". You've got me going around the house thinking..."what could I revamp in this room...or maybe this room..."
Like I need more projects!
Have a great night!
Traci

Beautifully Inspired said...

What a great idea!!! Very creative!

~ RM said...

Beautiful idea! Love it!

Heather said...

Seriously?? How do you come up with these great ideas - amazing!!!

bec4 said...

Very cool redo--stinky yes, but oh so worth it for that great holdability!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Whoo hoo...although I didn't think it was that bad in the first place...you made me change my mind after seeing the finished project. GORGEOUS!!!

Mikael@starter home to dream home said...

Love all your awesome projects! Been reading for a while... I added you to my blog roll, come check out my blog!
starterhometodreamhome.blogspot.com
Keep the cuteness coming!

HouseMama said...

That is THE most PERFECT piece for above your bed. I love it!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Gorgeous!! It looks so beautiful over the bed. Thanks for the inspiration. Love & blessings from NC!

Cindy said...

That looks fab over your bed. I have that same iron embellishment from Hob Blob that you put in the middle. Mine came white, though.
Gorgeousness.

Heather@PixieDust said...

wow, even after you just added the center medallion, it was an amazing transformation. You have taught me the value of adding decorative accents to anything and everything.

Barbara said...

Very creative and clever! I love the way it turned out. Takes an artistic eye to see possibilities in even the most prosiac objects. Your original iron piece had some good design- it just took your talent to bring it home!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Soooo creative...love how it looks!

Blessings,
Linda

Jennifer said...

*LOVE* it!

Would Gorilla Glue work to attach hooks to the back of plates to hang them? I would much rather do that instead of using the regular plate hangers!

gigi said...

~It is a bit stinky~ Does that go away when it dries?

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Beautiful! I Have GOT to get some of that Ralph stuff. I just love the aged finish. looks great above your bed!

Delightful Dwelling said...

I love how it looks with the white paint and distressing, so pretty!

Creations from my heart said...

Thanks for stopping by and visiting and commenting again on the amoire. I love popping over to see what you two are up to. You always have so many good ideas. Looking forward to speaking again soon. Blessings...Sherry

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

A whole new look full of charm!! Thank you for visiting today!

Tammy@InStitches said...

It looks great ! I finally got some Heirloom white, nothing is safe now !

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Crafty Girls Workshop said...

That is so cool. Thanks for sharing that! I also really like your headboard! I think the two really compliment each other. Awesome!

Anna

Sarah said...

no freakin way - this is too cool!

Sharon said...

What a great reincarnation!

Suesan said...

What a great job! I have one on my porch I am also getting sick of looking at- not for long! thanks!

onegirliegirl said...

That's awesome!! So creative...but isn't that why we're all here :)

xoxo ~Lisa

Andy Porter said...

LOVELY!! I love your headboard as well.

Funky Junk Interiors said...
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Funky Junk Interiors said...

I LOVE the tone on tone subtle look the piece has now! Why is it that I tend to grab for black for metal pieces?!? I need to get me some heirloom white. AND gorilla glue. You have me thoroughly convinced.

Thanks for linking up to the party!

FJ Donna

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pk said...

Looks great! :-)
pk @ Room Remix

Diann said...

Hi!

Very nice redo! It looks great in your bedroom.

Have a wonderful day!

Kammy said...

Way cute, never thought of attaching different irons together - looks great !
Kammy

Jennifer DeDonato said...

wow look at you! Great job...i love the white.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks great! I love scrolly metal grills!

Kim said...

I have this exact same iron thingie! Love the alteration you did on it! Great job!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Looks great! Love how you added to it to get the look you wanted!

Cindy said...

Still lovin' this Whitney :o) Perfect for the party, thanks for linking up!
peace.

Alyssa said...

I really like how this turned out! My only recommendation would be to let it 'pop' on a slightly darker background. Not sure how you could do it.. maybe a dark frame that matches the headboard color, then a canvas background (instead of the glass), with the iron scroll thing centered..

Am I even making sense?? LOL.

Still a very cute idea! I'm sure I have something similar laying around :)

 
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