When I see a flea market in our area, my eyes light up! It’s an amazing day spent walking around and never knowing what we are going to find. On one of our recent trips, I found these door moldings and fell in love with them. These finds were going to make up the perfect farmhouse vignette for a shelf I have been saving for our gallery wall.
Let’s make a farmhouse vignette
I took it one piece at a time. The first molding was in very good condition. There wasn’t anything to do to it other than make it even prettier. I simply wrapped twine around the bottom of the molding and added a burlap flower. I found a great set of burlap ribbons and bows. That’s it!
The other molding we found seemed to be a little faded. Instead of putting stain on it I decided to use Waverly Chalk paint in the color Truffle and applied it with a baby wipe. That technique is perfect because there isn’t a smell like you would get from a stain and it also dries quickly.
The back of this molding was meant to have the perfect stencil on it. I decided to use the Valentine’s Mini Sign stencil from Essential Stencil. Using stencils are a quick and easy way to make a sign. I show you how to apply the stencil here on my FACEBOOK LIVE.
This project was coming together so quickly. The final piece for this farmhouse vignette was making a wooden bead garland. I absolutely love wooden beads because nothing says Farmhouse like wooden beads. These are the ones I use here. I strung the beads and made a tassel on one end. On the other end, I added a dollar tree heart. I painted it with Waverly Chalk Paint in Plaster, applied a coat of crackle, then finished it off with a top coat of Apple red. Crackle is the perfect medium to make something look old and chippy.
Tip: Make sure your coat of crackle is dry before adding your final coat of paint. Also with crackle there is a technique you can watch on this FACEBOOK LIVE
All 3 pieces made the perfect vignette for our shelf. Every time I see it up, I smile knowing it was another successful makeover! I hope this inspires you to find something at a flea market and make it your own. Make sure to check out other DIY’s like this one.
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