Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Roman Holiday

A couple of weeks ago I picked up these old Roman tourist pictures from an Op shop (charity store) in Wynnum. (Original post here)

I have a funny little wall as you first walk into the guest bedroom, and I thought they'd look perfect there.

I wanted them to look old.  They are old.  I painted them white, sanded them back a bit and then to give them an aged appearance I brushed on a coat of Jo Sonia's Burnt Umber paint mixed with Jo Sonia's Clear Finishing Glaze, then rubbed it off.

In keeping with the Roman theme, I printed up some photos taken during our time in Europe and added them to some picture frames and hung them above the bed.

I printed these pictures with a label, drew a border around them and attached them to the back of the photo frame which I had covered in linen fabric.

Then just a couple of photos for the picture frames beside the bed.

The Colloseo, Rome

My daughter & I in Lisbon, Portugal

These are the little things that make it feel like home and put a smile on my face.

Sharing with Sarah - I love her new gray linen tablecloth!

Modern Country Style - Please Link Paint Party


  1. Just gorgeous, I would love something like that in a French theme for my son who loves the Eiffel Tower and dreams of Paris.

  2. Great job on the top pictures of Rome. Love what you have done with your photos. Very special and stunning.

    Pam x

  3. Lovely what you did with the frames, they look vintage :) Thanks for dropping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and adding your link.

  4. You did a beautiful job with the frames and I really like the theme for the guest room. Well done!

  5. I adore those Roman tourist pictures. They look fabulous after your frame redo!

    Waving from Our Back Porch,

  6. Oooh, you've done a great job! I love the way all your frames tie in so beautifully together.

    Thank you so much for joining in with my Paint, Please link party.

    Your blog is beautiful! I've signed up to follow you!


  7. Such a sweet mix of your own trip to Rome and old pictures. The picture of you and your daughter is priceless.

    I am popping over from Sarah's great paint party. (Link #34)


  8. I love your tourist pictures from Rome. I keep finding Paris pictures like this at the thrift store, and a handful have followed me home. I have a set of four displayed in our bedroom for 'french flair'!


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