I love a good before and after comparison picture. How about you?
Like any good pageant, there needs to be a winner. Even if I announce the winner then decide I slipped up and give it to another project (a la Steve Harvey), I hope that you see these transformations and are inspired to go out and tackle your DIY projects.
I bought this canvas at Goodwill for $7. I should have taken a picture of it before I painted the frame and canvas but I forgot. It had a plain brown frame with a forest landscape that seriously didn’t go with my French-inspired theme.
I painted the frame with Modern Masters paint as well as the lines on the canvas. This paint is amazing and I highly recommend it for any DIY project that you are aiming for a french inspired vibe. You can purchase it here from Home Depot.
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The bricks on the fireplace were painted a hideous shade of maroon. I debated for months over what I was going to do to help this poor fireplace. I contemplated tearing out the fireplace. Then, I thought maybe I could cover up the opening with plaster board and paint over it.
I decided the quickest and least expensive solution was to paint the bricks. Again, I used the same small can of Modern Masters Paint to tie in the gold leaf theme of the music room. Adding a french wooden box with flocked black lettering completed the look and helped make a non-working fireplace look super cute.
I think this is by far my favorite project to date. As a musician, I love playing the piano but the piano aesthetics were a little flat (musical pun completely intended) to look at and really brought the room down.
Painting it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint then adding a French stencil design that compliments the curtains adds just the right hint of gold and has given new life to the room decor and brought new inspiration to me.
I hope that you have enjoyed these before and after French-inspired DIY projects. Let us know which one was your favorite. If you have a before and after picture, we would love to post it to our Pinterest Page for PinkToolGirl SuperStars.
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