I had fun upcycling art that I snagged at the goodwill on 50% off day and giving it a new look and a strong purpose: Definition Framed Wall Art. We pray daily for our sweet boys! Some days, I’m lost in dreams as I see their talents and potential! And on other days, I take a deep breath and brace myself as I consider the huge responsibility of steering their precious little hearts!
Here are the two
new old goodwill prints I gave a new lease on life! Not too bad in its current state, right! It was just a bit too, “Ralph Lauren-ish” of a look for my boys’ bedroom.
So I pulled it apart, grabbed the mats and some leftover scrap drop cloth from other burlap projects.
Drew an ‘X’ from corner to corner…then cut along the lines.
A line of hot glue one side at a time…then folded the drop cloth triangles up. When all the sides had been pulled up, I cut the excess triangles and folded the fabric over the outside edge, securing with more hot glue. (Helpful Hint: be sure not to pull overly tight when covering the mat – the fabric on the other sides will get all bunched up).
Iron the drop cloth mat using heavy spray starch. A coat of orange spray paint on the frame…ready to be a source of inspiration for my precious little boys!
Below are the ‘courage’ and ‘honor’ definitions…11×14 so they’re easily printed at the photo store in a lustre finish, and plenty of white space around the definition so it would work in the 9×12 mat opening.