I am working on two exciting projects in our living room before I can finally do a proper living room reveal post but this week, I had fun adding subtle touches of blue and rearranging a few things.
I switched the Christmas tree farm sign for a vintage chalkboard. Actually, it was initially a cork board that I found at an estate sale for a dollar and I turned it into a vintage looking chalkboard using milk paint. You can find the tutorial here. I hung a wall clock on the chalkboard using a command hook and a vintage locker basket and a sheep print on an antique door from the 1890’s.
This cute little frame came from 1871Farmhouse, one of my favorite Etsy shops. The frame had a vintage cow print in it but I decided to switch it to a sheep print instead. I love sheep and I wanted to incorporate more of them in our farmhouse decor. We became shepherds 7 years ago and we are looking forward to adding to our little flock in the near future.
I found this sheep print on The Graphics Fairy website and printed it on regular white copy paper.
The picture looked too ‘new’ printed on white paper so I decided to age it a bit. There are many methods you can find online to age paper from baking it in the oven to using flame and heat. I kept the process simple and just brushed wet tea bags all over the picture, let it dry, and plopped it into the frame.
Here is the step-by-step process I used to age white printing paper:
1. Put 3 tea bags in a cup.
2. Boil water. Pour water over the tea bags. Let it steep for 10 minutes.
3. Remove the tea bags from the water and let cool for a few minutes. Place paper in a sheet pan.
4. Brush front and back of the paper with the tea bags. You can dip them in the tea as needed.
5. Let paper dry for a few hours.
6. Put picture in the frame.
I printed two copies of the sheep vintage print and you can see the difference this simple process makes…
I hope you like these simple changes and that you are inspired to age some plain old white copy paper. Thank you so much for stopping by today! It means so much to me:)
Greetings from Kingsbury Brook Farm!
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