|The Before... a garage sale find.|
|The finished product.|
I upholstered the center panel with some sports themed flannel. I used a standard stapler, nothing heavy duty, but it did the job.
I wanted to add some original detail so I cut up a pair of levis and repurposed the back pocket with the red tab.
Voila, a handy pin or mini stapler holder. I attached the pocket to the panel with a glue gun.
I painted over the original gold coloured frame with Christmas Red DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic. I used almost 2 bottles of paint (2 US fl oz or 59 ml / bottle). After the paint dried, I distressed with a bit of dark brown shoe polish applied with a rag.
My sweet husband works with this type of product at work, so he volunteered to do this step for me. Using an old paintbrush he applied cement to the entire back of each panel following the directions on the can. He was sure to apply generous amounts around the edges of each panel as well as over the entire painting. He let it all dry and then stuck them together. He says there is no wiggle room- once you stick it it's stuck forever. :)
OK, maybe I should have ironed the wrinkles out of the denim fabric too.
And the finished product in my son's "Sports" room all ready for him to personalize.
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