My home decor style has really evolved over the years and I have come to the point I would love for my home to be decorated like a picture in Home and Garden Magazine but I have no desire to spend the money to get it that way. So instead I'm always on the hunt for free projects, sentimental family pieces that can be incorporated, AND the time to do it.
I love versatile pieces that also hold sentimental value. Our mantle piece was constructed from outdated wood valances from the first house we bought, one side portrays our hands and fingerprints, and the other a tree (with hopefully soon, the silhouette of a pair of lovebirds and their four little hatchlings with a fun saying).
|birch tree - with soon to be family of 6 lovebirds and cute saying :)|
painted January 2016
The birch tree effect was really easy to do thanks to pinterest ... of course! A white background leaving behind horizontal brush strokes. Then using a flat scraper dipped in black paint, start on the the edge of the tree and drag to the center.
|the trunks are each of our arms, the branches our hands, the leaves our fingerprints|
Completed October 2013
Cost for two-side, sentimental artwork - $0 ... cha-ching :)