Wall art is one thing that’s easy for anyone to DIY. It can be as simple as framing something you printed off the internet or hanging an unexpected item on the wall. Pretty, simple, unique, and best of all, cheap.
This is one of the shelves in our favorite thrift store that’s always full of random plates and platters. Do you spy the inspiration?
I picked up several platters, plates and bowls. Some were old silver plate, some were plastic, and all of them were under $2 each.
I decided to group them together to hang on my living room wall, but first I wanted to give them a new finish that would work better with my decor and make them cohesive. Here’s a before pic of one of the platters.
And here’s what it looked like after a couple coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint “Old White”.
Next I went over it with dark wax. It ended up a little darker than I wanted though, so I added more “Old White” chalk paint over top to tone down the dark wax. I just dry brushed a little on then used a rag to move the paint around and remove the excess.
Here it is with dark wax:
And after a little more paint to tone it down.
Isn’t it pretty? Here’s a few more finished pieces.
This isn’t the best picture, but I thought you might like to see how they look hanging in my living room.
Have you DIY’ed any of your own wall art? If so I’d love to hear about it. I still have several empty walls in my house and I’m always looking for inspiration. Be sure to stop back on Thursday when we’ll be sharing a new furniture makeover.
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