Remaking Wall Art

Remaking Wall Art

Today we are remaking wall art into something that works much better!  Let me share the initial piece with you.


Remaking Wall Art | The before


I am not really much of a lemon fan for home decor, but I am a huge fan of the buffalo check and also the wood frame that goes around it.  This gem was in the clearance department Wal-Mart for $2.  True confession, I bought all 6 they had 🙂

After getting it home, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!  I knew with just a few supplies I could make it more rustic and cute in just a small amount of time.


The Supplies

Painters Tape

DecoArt Americana Slate Grey Paint

DecoArt Snow (Titanium) White Paint

Sanding Black

Vinyl (either purchased finished or a Silhouette Cameo 3 for cutting)

Transfer Tape

Paint Brushes


The Making

The first thing to do was to protect the buffalo check area, that's my favorite part.  So I covered it with painters tape. 

Remaking Wall Art | apply painters tape

Then I painted a base coat of gray using Americana Slate Gray paint. 

Remaking Wall Art | apply gray paint

While that was drying, I started to work on my vinyl.  This was a graphic I had purchased before but never had the right use for, until today.  It was so easy to just open up this .svg file in Silhouette Studio and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo 3.  After cutting, do the weeding part.

Remaking Wall Art | weeding the vinyl

If you don't have an e-cutter, you can by already cut vinyl all over the place, or you can paint this on as well. 

Once the Slate Gray was dry, adding a coat of Americana Snow (Titanium) White. 

Remaking Wall Art | add white paint

Then it's time to add transfer tape on top of my weeded vinyl and then apply it to the sign.

Remaking Wall Art | weed your vinyl

And just like that, the remaking wall art project is done!

Remaking Wall Art | Apply vinyl and remove transfer tape

When you find these clearance gems, stock up on them!  It had two out of three things going for it, so why not give it a try?


Pin It For Later

Pin this before and after so you can easily find it again.

Remaking wall art | before and after


Thank You

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  My hope is that you look at great finds in a different light.  Remaking wall art is a fun way to take a great find and make it personal to your home.  See you soon with another project!  XOXO, Meg



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  1. The cheap art pieces were a great find. I will be looking more closely at this aisle in Walmart on my next trip. Your new art is so much better. Thanks for sharing the project – and inspiration – with us this week. #HomeMattersParty

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