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Old Plaques New Again

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I've been busy on some decorating projects for our house. Some worked out and some did not (stupid homemade shower curtain). Here is one that worked! A while ago I got these hideous plaques at a garage sale for the (very appropriate) price of $0.00. Free!  Super!  Jim thought I was insane but again just hauled them away. 

Here they are from way back when:

Clearly they were old but really...when were these
ever pretty?  When did someone look at these
and say "oh yes! I have just the spot!"

So I did what any reasonable DIY blogger would do. I spray painted them white and Mod Podged the heck out of 'em with sweet pictures of my babes.  Then I dug out my wedding portrait (um, not quite a portrait, I know. But remember, I was young and giddy at the time I chose it) and did a little leaning vignette on my mantel.

I know what my fellow teachers are thinking right now.
I know, it's also a cause/effect lesson. I picked right up on it.

Truthfully, I don't mean for them to be permanent. They aren't even fantastic copies since I just printed them on printer paper from my computer. But they make me happy and it makes me thrilled to know I paid nothing for them. How can you not smile at that belly peeping out on Ellie?  Luscious.  I have one more that I'm still working on and I'll post that as soon as I'm done!

If I get that stupid shower curtain up I'll post that soon too. It has the potential to be so cute!  We'll see.

Hope you are all happy and well.



  1. Great transformation and your little cuties are just too adorable not to display!

  2. LOVE it! The pictures are wonderful - great idea! The mantel must look so awesome!

  3. P.S. But then, I liked the original plaques, too! But what do I know?

  4. Jenny, they look great! We should get together and spray stuff white! I would have even bought them for that price, you really know how to talk the price down! haha
    Have a great week and good luck with that shower curtain,

  5. Isn't it so much fun to redo something that someone else wanted to give away?! You did an awesome job! :)

  6. LOVE!! I plan to do this with some ugly plaques I have...great job! New follower, come check out my blog sometime...



  7. These are so cute! and a great price :)

    Love the idea!

    Thanks for linking it up to Tell it to Me Tuesday!

    Creatively Living

  8. Ooooh, she is luscious! I love baby bellies. And, I love this cute project!! I've got it on my to-do list now :)


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