DIY Home Decor Project

I am in love with this deer. So much so that I’ve now made two DIY projects – one being a sweatshirt, and the other a gorgeous DIY home decor project.  Let’s talk wall art first.  If you have a Silhouette or a Cricut machine, you can take just about any image and turn it into a cut file. It’s much easier if you have an image that is a black & white line drawing to start with.


Creating a personal space can be easy when you DIY your wall art. You'll never see the same thing hanging in your neighbors house again. #DIY #WallArt #Deer   This project was so easy & so much fun because I was able to use a couple of my favorite DIY / crafting tools. Chalk paint & my Silhouette Cameo. I picked up a bunch of frames on one of my trips the the St. Louis Goodwill Outlet. {That place is both amazing and crazy!} This happened to be one of them. When I was painting the turquoise sewing table, I grabbed a couple of the frames laying around and painted them up as well. I like to do that when I’m painting a piece of furniture because it sort of creates a rotation & I don’t have to leave the project while it’s drying. Score some frames for your DIY home decor projects at #Goodwill! I think chalk paint is the perfect kind of paint for something like this. By now, you’ve probably seen everything from kitchen cabinets to dining tables and even fabric painted with a different kinds of chalk paint. The reason I love using it on frames so much is because they usually have a lot of little grooves and places that make sanding difficult. When you use a chalk paint product, a lot of it’s appeal is due to the fact that you don’t need to sand or strip the surface. The only thing you need to do is make sure it’s relatively clean. Dust won’t really hurt it, it’s the oils and grease that can be pulled to the surface by the chalk paint that you are worried about. Chalk painted repurposed picture frames are the perfect  to use in your DIY home decor projectsThese are a few more of my frames I’ve painted while refinishing other furniture pieces. The two in the front are painted Simply White from CeCe Caldwell and the dark wax was used to finish them. The turquoise is also from CeCe’s line and I used a white wax on it. The turquoise color of this frame was perfect to use with my golden deer that I had cut with my Silhouette Cameo. I love the feel that the two of them bring. It’s a little bit Fall, a little bit Christmas, but can be hung any time of year. To make the deer, I used the metallic gold Oracal 651 sign vinyl. It has a slight metallic sheen to it, but not too much, just enough to catch the light. The image came from one of Urban Threads embroidery files that I purchased and traced. DIY Home Decor Project #deer #chalkpaint I had some leftover Modern Masters paint in a mother of pearl white color that I used on a piece of hard board for the background. Once I had my deer cut and weeded, I just had to transfer him to the painted board. Make this #diy #deer #sign for under $10   Once this guy was transferred to the back board, I just needed to pop it into the frame. The frame didn’t have any staples or anything to hold in the back board, so I just used hot glue to hold it in place. Added a hanger to the back & he was finished! #diy #deer #home #decor



Hi, I'm Robin, founder of The Designest, the place for tutorials, printables, and ideas to inspire you to create. A wife, mother, entrepreneur, and a true maker at heart. Most days you will find me in my studio listening to Spotify & making products for The Designest Shop.

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