Hey guys! Have you missed me? I’ve been out of town. Also I plan to post a little less….maybe 3 days a week…..at least for a while.
On to the topic of the day, Thrift Store Decor.
Upcycle Idea For Colorful Fabric Calendars
I found the vintage 1980 calendar in my stash of fabrics. I don’t remember how much I paid for it but probably $1-$2. Don’t you just love the bright colors. That’s why I bought it. All my favs in one place.
The oval frame was $5. It was a little sad looking but wait till you see what I did with it. No paint.
I used a black Sharpie to cover all the scratches and I went over the black Sharpie marks with a rag to blend. Work in progress…..see the difference between the right and left sides pf the frame?
Next I applied a coat of Howard’s Paste Wax in Golden Oak to the frame.
I cut a piece of heavy corrugated boxing to fit the frame opening and wrapped the calendar around it, placing the calendar off center for the perfectly imperfect look. The cardboard fit tight into the frame. I taped the cut fabric edges to the cardboard using FrogTape. The most difficult part of the project was cutting up that beautiful calendar.
The framed calendar is hanging on the front of my china cabinet. See all the beautiful red melamine cups in the cabinet? I love red.
The colors of the calendar are soooo vibrant.
The framed calendar makes me smile. Patting myself on the back. Having a piece of chocolate…you know the drill.
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That’s it for me. Time to take the thrift store decor tour. Just click the pink links below…
Stenciled Box Makeover from Our Southern Home
Kitchen Shelf to Coat Rack from Domestically Speaking
Magnetic Chalkboard Makeover from My Repurposed Life
DIY Shell Covered Pot from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Reloved Mirrors from Bliss Ranch
Upcycle Fabric Calendar Petticoat Junktion
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com