Five years ago, there wasn’t one item in my house that was a thrifted or DIY project. I didn’t really feel like I knew how to DIY things, and it never occurred to me to shop for home decor items anywhere other than places like HomeGoods or Kirkland’s. While I still shop at those stores, I’m now learning how to mix store bought items in with thrifted and DIY items and I love my home even more. Now I can’t walk into any room in my house without seeing things that I made or upcycled with my own hands.
These metal tiles were sitting on a thrift store shelf for 65 cents each. I knew they could easily be updated to fit my decor with a quick coat of paint, and they would look perfect in our master bathroom.
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I got a little wrapped up in the painting process and didn’t take any progress photos, but I promise it was simple. I layered three different paint colors using Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White, Duck Egg Blue, and French Linen.
I started with a full coat of French Linen. When that was dry I brushed on a light coat of Duck Egg Blue, trying not to cover all the French Linen and making sure to push it into the crevices. When that was dry I dry brushed on Old White, trying to mostly hit the high spots and not get it into the cracks.
And there you have it. Custom wall hangings for less than $2.
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