Tuesday, January 08, 2013

DIY Rustic Paint Finish

When we moved into this house about 1 1/2 years ago, I got a chance to redecorate on a severely limited budget. My husband had most of the rooms set up before the girls and I arrived. The one room that wasn't really touched was our hall bathroom, so that's where I started with my decor efforts. It has sort of a pink/mauve tile on the walls -- I'm pretty sure it was original to the house when it was built back in the 60's. Quite honestly, I kinda like it. It's got a certain personality.

I kept the decor simple -- added a white shower curtain, four DIY letter towel hooks, and three pieces of artwork. We've got a cool map of Paris with some pink tones in it, so I decided it should go in the bathroom. It helped me decide on a "theme" for the bathroom - Paris. In addition to the map, I framed a landscape of Paris that Brett bought years ago when he was there and a copy of the "Footprints" poem in French. Those were both in matching pine wooden frames from Ikea. I had great plans to paint the frames black, but well, we were having guests over so I just had Brett hang them on the walls. The guests came and went, and the frames just stayed there on the wall untouched.

Last week with the coming of the new year, I was inspired to give them that coat of black paint FINALLY. I could have just brushed on some black paint or used a can of spraypaint. But, instead I chose to give them a more rustic paint finish. I love doing this, and it really is quite easy to do. It's a great way to remake a piece of furniture or decor that has seen better days.

Want to learn this paint technique? Come stop by DIY Your Way to learn how to make a rustic paint finish!

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