Aged Photo Wall Art | Home Made Simple | Oprah Winfrey Network

Aged Photo Wall Art | Home Made Simple | Oprah Winfrey Network


[UPBEAT MUSIC] Jinnie, Billy is
such an accomplished and amazing artist. And, you know, he’s done so
much in the music industry. I thought from my
special project that we’d really
put that on display. I love it. We’ll do a tribute to
Billy for his kitchen and create an aged
photo wall art. LAILA: OK. JINNIE: So it’s like a
four panel art piece. Nice.
I like that. JINNIE: It’s like
a beautiful moment in Billy’s entertaining
career, and I love that it was captured. So the first step is to
cut this photo into strips and then mount on the wood. LAILA: All right,
sounds easy enough. Can we start cutting? Yep. LAILA: All right. You know, it really
takes a lot of work to be at the top of your
game in anything that you do. But being a musician. You travel a lot. Yeah. LAILA: That’s why I’m
so impressed by the fact that Billy has such a close
relationship with Charlie. A lot of times, you know,
when your parents are gone, it’s really hard
to have that bond. But it seems like
that obviously was something he made a priority
because they are so close. JINNIE: Yeah. All right, we have our
four vertical strips and. These strips are gonna
have different heights because I thought it’d be
cool to do a staggered look. LAILA: Oh, yeah,
that’ll be cool. JINNIE: We just need to trim
the edges just a little bit. LAILA: OK. [UPBEAT MUSIC] All right. JINNIE: The next step is to
attach the photos to the wood using some spray adhesive. LAILA: OK. JINNIE: And it’s easier
to just spray the wood. LAILA: OK. JINNIE: I love how
it has that cascading step effect that his chairs
and the art deco style has. LAILA: Yeah, that was
really thoughtful to carry that theme throughout the room. And I think it’s really gonna
add some style to this kitchen, which it desperately needs. Yes. And to glam it up even
more, we are gonna be doing our mirror effect next. I have a reference picture here. This is a solution of half
water and half vinegar. LAILA: OK. JINNIE: What this does is
keeps the paint from sticking. LAILA: All right. JINNIE: So where we don’t want
it to go, we want to spray it. And also it helps with
the distressed effect. LAILA: That keeps
it from sticking, so you’re kind of
protecting the glass. – Correct.
– OK. JINNIE: So we don’t get any
spray paint up here and cover up his beautiful face. LAILA: You mean in
case I mess up and go up too high with the spray?
You don’t trust me, do you? It’s all right. I’ll see how it is. OK. [UPBEAT MUSIC] That looks good. I like that. I think that’s good. Yeah. OK, so the next step
is to gently blot. But you don’t have to be
too gentle because we’re going for an aged effect. Show me what you mean. Kind of like this. LAILA: OK. Jinnie, this is really
a cool way to make a special photo stand out. That looks so good. JINNIE: OK, so the final
step before we hang it up is to attach the
acrylic to the picture. And we’re gonna use a
two-part epoxy, which is a super duper strong glue. Mix it up a little bit. You want to take a brush and
just kind of do these corners. LAILA: OK, so we’re
gonna put some here. Is that enough?
JINNIE: Yeah. LAILA: Jinnie,
I’m telling you, I know that this project
is really gonna put a smile on Billy’s face. Because these were his glory
days that were captured. Being an artist, having
so many accomplishments– I mean, he has a star on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I know. So music was his life, and
I can really relate to it. Because I see photos
of me in the ring when I won my championships. And it was just like, when you
put that much blood, sweat, and tears and passion
into what you do, it’s like you never want
to forget those moments. So I think this is
the perfect project. I love it. I love it. LAILA: All right. That looks absolutely gorgeous. I love it. JINNIE: Yeah, me too. LAILA: What do you think
Charlie’s gonna think of it? JINNIE: Well, I think
Charlie’s gonna be inspired and maybe have his
picture like this one day. Yeah, I think he’s gonna
want one of these himself. JINNIE: Yeah.

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