Silhouettes are in vogue right now. I have always love the simplicity of the artwork. I was inspired by an article I saw in Victoria magazine to create my own silhouettes for my master bedroom. First, I bought these frames at a neighbor's yard sale for $5. As you can see, she wanted six dollars for them but I bargained with her because I bought several other items.
I removed the glass fronts that were wallpapered with bucolic scenes and painted the brass frames with American Accents in Espresso.
Next, I covered the frame backs with burlap that I trimmed to size and adhered using Spray Mount. Then, I took profile photos of my husband and me, printed them out and used a copier to get the right size silhouette for the frames. I cut out the silhouette from the copier paper and traced it onto brown cardstock. I meticulously cut out the silhouettes from the brown cardstock and adhered them to the burlap using more Spray Mount. Now, we have customized artwork in our master bedroom for under $10. And my husband thinks they're awesome. Cool! Now I just need to hang them.
I'm Marian, like Maid Marian in Robin Hood, not Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island. By day, I'm a public relations professional. The rest of my time is spent as an artist, sometime poet, aspiring photographer, cupcake connoisseur, wife and mom. A Carolina Girl learning how to live as a Georgia Peach. I post on my latest creative endeavors, home decor projects and travels, being a working mom and what inspires me. I believe I'm creatively made and here to share my gift with others. I love all things pink, aqua, cream, girly, French and shabby chic. Vintage items, particularly ribbons, lace, millinery, rhinestones, German glass glitter, ephemera and Shiny Brite ornaments make me drool. Of course, my family, peonies, roses, bluebirds and chocolate also make me happy. Thanks for stopping by.
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