Monday, February 1, 2010

DIY- Cross Plaque

Wonder what I've been up to lately?
I've just been trying to finish up a few of my LONG LIST OF PROJECTS. I thought I show you one. I don't have a before picture. But, this cross was given to me by a good friend for my birthday last year. I didn't like how it just faded into the wall color so made it a plaque.

This didn't take very long. I got my inspiration from here...

(Interior Bliss Designs)
I had this piece of bead board and some trim and I made this box / frame. I rubbed some watered down paint onto it ; after beating it with a hammer and some tools, to give it a worn appearance. I don't know why the paint smudged the way it did, I brushed it on with a foam brush and then wiped it off, but this is the finish I got. It turns out that I liked it that way. I glued the cross to the frame with gorilla glue (affiliate link)

Gorilla Glue 5201204 Glue Dries White Bottle, 2 Ounce

 and fastened hangers on the back and snapped these pictures.

Now it stands out!


Jane said...

Great idea! I have a few mementos that could use some spotlight.

notes of sincerity said...

Great job!
:o) Trish

Allie said...

I love it! Looks wonderful!

Rhonda said...

Very cute!! Great job on the box too.

Coleen's Corner said...

Very inspirational! We can't get enough of that, right?

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