Monday, January 21, 2013

Rustic Glam Valentine Door Plaque

I decided to change it up for Valentine's Day and not do a traditional wreath for my door.


Instead, I made this heart plaque from a piece of scrap wood I found in our garage and some paint I had on hand.

I simply cleaned the wood and painted the entire piece with two coats of white paint.  When it was dry, I taped off my stripes and painted the pink (removing tape when done).  I then printed a heart shape that I found online onto card stock, cut it out and traced it onto the wood. I used gold craft paint to fill in the heart and when it was dry I sanded the entire piece to give it a weathered look.

I think it looks rather lovely and unexpected against our red front door.

A couple of final things:  To hang I just hot glued a paper clip to the back of the wood. I strung it with some left over lengths of ribbon I had in my craft drawer. Also, believe it or not, the pink (Honeysuckle) and white (Bright White) paint is leftover from the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party back in October.  This paint seriously goes a long way and I continue to be amazed at how many projects I am able to use it on!  The gold is FolkArt Metallic in Pure Gold.


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  1. super cute! chevron plus distressing plus bling is love!

  2. Love your new creation! (and your red front door!)
    Thanks so much for visiting!!!
    Happy Monday...

  3. That is such a fun, modern take on Valentine's Day. So Pinnable!!


  4. Not only is it super cute, but we can we talk about your fabulous front door?

  5. Perfect. Just the shape of your door and the fact that it is painted red would make me screech on my brakes and swoon. :)

  6. Oh- I LOVE your front door--it has lots of character- xo Diana

  7. Your front door is to die for!!!! Love what you did with a piece of wood!!! Looks awesome :)

  8. It looks great! What a super idea! It's nice to see something other than a wreath on the door.

    I'm so jealous of your front door, especially since we seem to think we had one like it & the previous owners changed it to a traditional rectangular door. Crazy!

  9. I absolutely love this! It's so beautiful and really looks nice on your beautiful door. Megan

  10. This is so cute and looks adorable on your red door. I love that you did something different!

  11. Looks so wonderful hanging on your front door. Well done.

  12. Perfect! Great idea. Love the red front door ad well :)

  13. I love this idea! I found you at the Redoux Party and I’ve become your newest follower on GFC. I’m also hosting a party this week and I would love for you to come by and share this at my party - Fluster’s Creative Muster.

    Hugs and Smiles,

    @ Fluster Buster

  14. I love your door! I have always admired the round doors! I love the heart project too!
    I just started a new link party and would love if you would come on over and share your post or social media sites.


  15. Hi Angela! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :)
    This red door caught my eye! I just love it. So much character. And the heart project is lovely too! And so that! :)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Oh, and I am a new follower. :)

  16. Seriously love this SO much! Chevron - yes please! Gold - yes please! Distressed - yes please! Very very lovely!!

  17. love your decor and that cute little door how cute once lived in a house with arch ways like that

  18. Love the chevron in red! But oh that door is just amazing!

  19. I have always dreamed about having a red front door. You had me there. The artwork is just a bonus.
    Thanks for sharing - have a blessed week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  20. Love your red door and new Valentine glam!! Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.



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