I just recently realized a goal that I have had for a long time. Open up an on-line retail store that includes upcycled vintage items and upcycled items that resemble vintage items. I am also including handmade personalized and customizable items as well as some jewelry, fashion and decor items – see links at end of post.
One of the items for sale is this oak frame, which has been upcycled into a cute Easter Bunny wall art.
After I gave the frame a good cleaning I used Rust-oleum chalk paint in linen white and I used a wet distress method to make it look aged. I buy my chalk paint at Canadian Tire for $28.99 per 30 oz.
For the picture I painted a piece of 7″ x 5″ pressboard with three coats of black acrylic craft paint I had in my stash. I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut out a silhouette stencil of a fat bunny and painted the bunny with turquoise Decor Art Crafter’s Acrylic Paint. I made the cute little pompom bunny tail from natural 100% fisherman’s wool.
I used art glitter glue to secure the picture in the frame and to secure the pompom tail to the bunny’s butt. Being impatient for it to dry and photograph I used some weight to help speed things along…lol – you have to use what you have.
After about an hour or so, it was ready to display and photograph. It is up for sale on my new website: www.marymacksmarket.com
If you are wondering about the name of the store it is a combination of my first name and maiden last name and also the name of a very popular folk song. I’ve always known the name would make a great on-line or bricks and mortar store.
I hope you get a chance to check it out either on Facebook or on the actual website.
Following your dreams…It’s A Wandaful Thing!
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