Make Do and Mend Monday

A couple of years ago a friend gave me this plaque.  I'm showing the back here because Terri-like I started the project before I took the before photo...The plaque has a raised heart on the opposite side and the base heart was this shade of red, while the raised heart had a bright green background upon which a rooster pranced, with the word WELCOME above his head.  I liked the piece a lot and hung it on the backdoor.  One day I noticed that the bright green and the rooster, too had turned a sickish sort of blue color.  I removed the plaque from the backdoor at that time.

I kept the piece because it was sturdy and I figured I could do something with it.  Well today was my day to do something.  I used scrapbook paper and a picture cut from an old calendar.  I used paint I had on hand to cover the red paint.  This is what I ended up with:

I used some of the flowers and vines from the calendar to embellish the piece. I decoupaged the paper and the cut outs onto the raised heart.  Now I think it looks nice enough to hang on the door once more...What do you think?

Linking to Heidi's blog for Make Do and Mend Mondays.


Susan in SC said...

This is really pretty! You did a fabulous job at bringing it back to life!

Tammy in NE said...

This is so sweet! What a pretty way to be greeted at your door.
I'm just now figuring out that your new blog was not on my reader, so all this time I was missing your posts. I'm glad I noticed and it's all fixed now. :o)

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