Two Rustic Farmhouse Projects

October 24, 2015

I have a fun old black and white wash day photo of my ancestors.  The photo hangs in my laundry room.  I thought it would make a great photo transfer project.

I took an old scrap of wood, painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White.  I panicked when I didn't have any Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium, and our local craft shop just went out of business.  I found the regular Mod Podge Matte and purchased it.  I read on Vintage Reflections blog that regular Mod Podge worked for photo transfer too, and that it dried clear and didn't leave white around any lettering.  I tried it with a laser photo copy of my photo reversed.  I will have to say, it worked just fine!  And it's a whole lot cheaper.  I added a saw tooth hanger to the back and a rustic hook to the front, and I have a fun laundry room decor piece.

 I had another old cabinet drawer front or panel from My Junkin' Friend Jodi.  I made another old grater photo display.

I used a water based poly to keep the all awesome chippy paint chips in place.  I added a metal file tag to the top, and slipped in printed piece of card stock with the word "Vintage".  My kind of project, vintage, rustic and re-purposed!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Carlene ... you have so many great ideas for photo displays. Love that old photo of your ancestors.
    Looks like it is from the 1800's.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  2. Hi Carlene! Fabulous ideas - you are always so clever! I adore the family wash day picture as well, such a treasure. Jane

  3. Love it all......your creativity is amazing!!
    Keep having fun!

  4. Hi Carlene,
    Love your grater projects! I actually have a Pinterest Board just for DIY grater project! And, of course, I pinned this. Now following you on social media. Found you via Funky Junk Interiors.


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