mid century wall decor

My AH Crafty Challenge this week was to turn this very 70’s gold wall décor into an Anthropologie inspired coat / towel rack. We picked up these wall hangings from an estate sale about a year ago. There were actually four total, one representing each season, fall and winter were ugly; I had to pass on those two.

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Things used for this project:

Backer board

Saw to cut them down to size – they’ll do this for you at Home Depot too

Coat hooks – the one I bought were black, but that was easily changed with a bit of spray paint

Paint

Glue – I used Gorilla Glue…mistake!

Dremel

Wall mounts

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 So here’s the scoop…I used Gorilla Glue to mount the wall hangings on to the board. I had no clue that that glue puffs up and like quadruples in size. So, I started chiseling away at the glue; making a very big mess. I got to a point where I thought I chipped enough glue away, and it could be covered with the white paint. W-R-O-N-G!

When I was younger I used to think my Dad bought me the silliest Christmas gifts ever: drill, saw, and a Dremel. Now I love him for it (and miss him horribly). Out came the Dremel and saved the day. While I was trying to remove the puffy Gorilla Glue, some of the white paint chipped away, and it looked like I had planned this gorgeous chippy finish. I did a bit of touch up with the white paint, then added that gorgeous Ocean Green paint to the Dogwood flowers.

I’m very happy with how the first one turned out. Because of the glue disaster I ran out of time, and will finish up the rose wall décor piece soon. BUT this one will go in the guest bathroom as a towel rack. I love my chippy Anthropologie inspired mid century makeover.

AH Crafty Challenge - note to self....Gorilla Glue expands A LoT

AH Crafty Challenge – note to self….Gorilla Glue expands A LoT

I tried to chip away as much of the glue that I could. I thought a good coat of paint would cover it up....I thought wrong.

I tried to chip away as much of the glue that I could. I thought a good coat of paint would cover it up….I thought wrong.

I broke out the Dremel to remove the glue - I actually love the results. This just might work.

I broke out the Dremel to remove the glue – I actually love the results. This might just work.

I recently cleaned my office, but when I start working on a project, it explodes!

When I start working on a project, my office explodes! Oh, and we just got home from our walk-run-walk at the beach, which explains my hair explosion.

Two of my new favorites...my Dremel and this Master's Touch Ocean Green paint.

Two of my new favorites…my Dremel and this Ocean Green paint.

Atomic Hostess Crafty Challenge - Mid Century Wall Decor Upcycle Project

Atomic Hostess Crafty Challenge – Mid Century Wall Decor Upcycle Project

Mid Century Wall decor turned into Anthropologie inspired towel rack. Success.

Mid Century Wall decor turned into Anthropologie inspired towel rack. Success.

AH Crafty Challenge Reveal - Mid Century Wall decor turned into Anthropologie inspired towel rack.

AH Crafty Challenge Reveal – Mid Century Wall decor turned into Anthropologie inspired towel rack.

Mid Century Wall Decor - Anthropologie inspired towel rack.

Mid Century Wall Decor – Anthropologie inspired towel rack.

AH Crafty Challenge - Mid Century Wall Decor - Before and After Makeover

AH Crafty Challenge – Mid Century Wall Decor – Before and After Makeover

Next week I’m traveling for work again, so my AH Crafty Challenge will be something small. Stop back by, or go check out the Etsy Shop. Cheers!

 

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