This weekend we took a trip to Bryan-College Station to check out FaceLift Furniture. I am going to let you all in on the trip, the finds, and the fun later this week but I wanted to show you my “Valentine Find” from the Clearance Christmas section of a store before it got too much closer to Valentine’s Day. I love Valentine’s Day even though my daughter, The Southern Belle doesn’t. My Great Grandmother’s name was Katie Valentine. How could I not love the day?
The item was supposed to be an angel tree topper- regularly $34.95- marked down to $10.00. I thought it looked like a cupid without the bow and arrows and that got me thinking… this would make a great wall piece for February.
I drew off a big heart, hubby cut it out, I painted it red, then quickly glazed and glued on a piece of burlap in the shape of a heart. I love my stash of free burlap. A vendor at Round Top had a temper tantrum and threw away 8 burlap sacks. I drug it out of the trash, but that is another story.
Baby, our guest dog, hung out with Hubby while he cut out the heart.
In order to make the piece work on the board. ( It has a fold down ring on the back to slide over a tree top. I may want to do something down the road with it so I did not want to remove the ring.) We had to add blocks to the big heart to go around the ring. I attached my cupid to the blocks with command strips in case I ever change my mind about what to do with my little angel.
I love how this turned out. Rustic and vintage. It is proudly hanging over my buffet, but I have not uploaded the pictures yet. This project cost $10.00 to make something unique and fun. I love it.