Wednesday, August 21, 2013

DIY: Rustic Vintage Door Decor


Let's just ease our way into fall...
rather than busting out the orange pumpkins and leaf motif. 

That was the inspiration for this Rustic Vintage Door Decor project. 


The classy monogram with vintage elements and a hint of fall color makes a great statement for August and September. 


Started with getting a 2 pack of 16 inch x 20 inch artist canvas. (Michael's, $4.99). 

Using a small jar paint in a burlap color (Home Depot, $.50), I painted the canvas. 


Next I painted my monogram letters (also purchased from Michaels, $1.49) with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in Primer Red (Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan from The Painted Attic). After each had dried, I waxed each with clear wax, followed by dark. 

Two different letters? The "W" is for my mom and the "C" is for me. 

Audrey is helping my with the burlap. 
After the canvas paint had dried, using my staple gun, I stretched a piece of natural burlap over my canvas and stapled into place on the back. (Burlap $3.99 by the yard, JoAnn's)

Allergic to burlap like me? I wear gloves when working with any type of burlap to prevent hives and rash. 


Accumulated a large stash of different items that were going to be included in finished product:
-Vintage Dictionary pages
-Cutter doilies, handkerchiefs and fabric
-Vintage keys from my friend Melody :-)
-Burlap ribbon
-Graphic 45 embellishments and buttons
-Handmade flower rosettes


Just using my trusty glue gun, I slowly adhered layers. 

Started first with a doily, then handkerchief, and dictionary paper. 

Using upholstery nails to adhere a fabric ribbon down the middle.

Graphic 45 key plate, vintage keys, ribbon and handmade rosettes were glued onto the letter. 

Burlap ribbon was stapled to the back so that you are able to hang on a door hook. 


Overall look was fabulous!

My front door is covered and protected from weather so I am able to keep mine outdoors and it looks festive. 


I'll be mailing my Mom's soon, once I get a photo I will add it so that you can see how she displays hers. 

Hope this inspires you to create your own Rustic Vintage Door Decor, please share if you do. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. 

Big thank you to my dear friend Melody for the awesome keys!

~Amanda

I'm entering this in the Fall Decor challenge at the CSI Project. 
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