Recently I did a make-over of my mother-in-laws new apartment. A little house on the river is what I like to call it. She had some very good basics for our foundation, like this headboard (which I would secretly would like to get my hands on to paint and distress). She just needed a some pop!
On a budget of course I headed over to the ReStore. A great inexpensive resource for any home building project. I personally like to get paint there, check out the furniture, knobs, and doors. On this particular trip I was looking for a shutter made out of real wood. Found one!
I dusted off the cobwebs and old leaves with a broom. And put my sander to it, just to smooth it down really. I knew this did not have to be perfect in fact I wanted it to look worn.
Then I painted it with this lovely green oops paint and my paint sprayer. After it dried, I put on just one coat of poly. I use Minwax water based. Since it would be hanging on a wall, one coat would do. If it were a heavy use piece I would have put several coats on to get a good seal. I found this wreath a garage sale and wha-la!
Cost of project: Shutter $3, Paint $2, Wreath $4