When we moved into our current home we quickly realized we did not have enough linen storage upstairs, so off we ran to Ikea & purchased this shelving unit. It fit the ticket & the bathroom where it was going live, the only thing is I did not care for the "wood" look or the plastic door panel! At the time I did not have anytime to make any changes as I was a new mommy to my twin angels, so it just sat there for a few years while I loved on my babies and worked up the courage to finally do something with this cabinet. The problem, well I just did not know how I wanted to change it. I knew I wanted to paint it, & I knew we had some low VOC paint that was left over from our cabinets so started with that. Originally it was a blond birch veneer, I am so glad I painted it, I think it looked better but it needed more. Now don't get me WRONG, I love Ikea, but from the start I knew I wanted to change it.
Then I had this hair-brained idea to try this, YUCK~what a major fail, so off came the aluminium and once again I was left with the plastic door panel~
One day as I was looking through one of my old Ballard Designs catalog I remembered seeing these and thought, might I be able to do this to the door panel? YES~Yes I can do it!
This is what I came up with~ I wished I could have gotten a much better picture, I took tons but had few that looked good enough to post~
This is what I used to accomplish this look:
* Faux Mirror Scrap Paper
* Faux Lead
* Tacky Glue
* Glass Knob
All bought at Hobby Lobby~
I first glued down the faux mirror, allowed it to dry overnight, then I made a template with the foam, measured out where I wanted to place the design & used a sharpie to trace it out, I used an old tack I had on hand for the small circles~
I am covering the design I traced out with the sharpie with the faux lead, boy this stuff was kind of hard to use as it would not give me an uninterrupted stream of lead so I needed to go over the design several times to get a consistent look~
Here it is all in all it's glory, drying! I added a new door knob I also changed out the feet (sorry not pictured)~
Well what do you think? I am pretty happy with it~
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Thank You & Many Blessings~
Hi my friends welcome back! I am thrilled to be back and I am sorry that it took me awhile to come back, but I sure hope that you are happy with the end result! Well as you can see I gave my blog a facelift and as I said before I studied some of my favorite blogs so I pray I have made some nice improvements that you will enjoy, and you come back to visit and leave me love often.
This is what I have to share with you today! I designed this beautiful crest for my husband and my angels. Every symbol has a story and I wish to share those stories with you~ This is the best picture I was able to take of our "new" family crest" as it is hanging now in our entry way. In the back ground is a big brown T monogram for our last name~
The knight head is from my husbands original family crest I love the cross on the helmet it is a sign of protection, the red and yellow decorative swirls were also part of the original crest ~
The rampant lions are from my mother in laws crest and they are also the symbol for my angels, I added the crowns on each lion. Since the angels were in the womb I have always called them Prince A and Prince B, so adding the crowns were the perfect touch~
I was not able to get a very good shot of the lion on the left, but it is just as detailed as the one on the right. The crown was painted red~
The swan is from my mom's family crest and it is the true symbol of her maiden name, the back fluer's are also from my mom's crest. I LOVE swans they are so regal & elegant~
The red waves are from my father's family crest (my maiden name) and I think it is so fitting that the swan is swimming on these waves. These waves are also the true symbol of my maiden name~
We hung the "new crest" in our entry one some curtain rods I bought for $9.99 and I sewed leather tabs to hang it from. I wanted the crest to have a old world/antique look therefore the brownish look in the background~
Hi, I am Nina & I want to welcome you to my blog, where I talk about my love of home decor, thrifting, DIY projects, cooking and from time to time fashion.
I am the very proud mummy to twin angels, wife to an amazing man, sister, daughter & friend.
My blog was inspired by my beautiful mother, who had so much talent and decorated our home with such love, care & on a budget. I miss my her so, but I know she is happy in heaven with Our Lord Jesus. Thank you so much for your visit, please sit awhile and browse.