Today I’m sharing with you an upcycle project that’s getting a second go around. I’ve been getting my Christmas decorating all planned while the weather was still nice and this painting project was on my list. Luckily the nice days lasted much longer than they normally do here in Michigan.
I painted the frame from a $1 garage sale print a neutral gray and lined the inside with an old canvas print from Ikea. We used the map when we homeschooled and it was no longer needed.
Here’s the lovely print (that had holes in it by the way) in it’s before state. I painted it turquoise for a while (the first upcycle) and used it to frame out my cow print. When that phase was over it was time for the second upcycle to take place. I measured and cut the Ikea canvas (I cut it into two sections so I’d have a backup if I needed to replace it again before the weather was nice). I purchased chalkboard spray paint, pegged it to my close line, and started painting. Once it dried I stapled it to the backside of the frame.
I plan on adding my Christmas wreath and doing a little embellishment with a chalk pen around the wreath. You’ll have to stop back by to see how that turned out after Thanksgiving. I’m thrilled to be one step ahead of the weather this year (that rarely happens). I took advantage of the warm days and got my outside wreaths up, the Christmas lights in place, and the swags over the door. Drop back by next week when I’ll be bringing on the Christmas decor.