Saturday, 14 November 2015

Journey of a WICKET GATE!

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. I am so happy and excited to share with you my first “re purposed project “! Its the journey of a wicket gate!
My little one is 6yrs old now and has out grown this wicket gate which we had made for the stair cases. I was not ready to give away this door and thought having served and done its duty for so long, it needed a better exit!
Did I say way... it deserved a royal entry into the house and so I decided to give it a makeover and make it a prominent feature in my house.
Are you ready....
Here is how it stands today!
Now that’s the story of a dutiful wicket gate to a focal home decor piece! Here is how it happened..
Step1- The base of the gate being black, it was going to be shabby chic theme. And so I gave the gate 2 coats of chalky finish paint in “everlasting”. Then came the distressing to reveal the black here and there. I love distressed furniture and I kept it pretty simple hare. No ageing with waxes, since I wanted it bright!
Step2- A little box planter was fixed on the base and i did some crackle with white glue to reveal the black here. I loved the bold cracks here by using just white glue. Pretty roses decoupaged with Americana decor decoupage glue was just the perfect add for the chic look!
Small potted indoor plants sit cozily in the box giving life to the panel!
Step3- An ornate oval wooden frame distressed in the same color theme gives the much needed vintage look and I had a family picture to go with it too! I wanted this to be in black in white.
Step4- Some more wood embellishments...this time I had little wooden discs which I gave the shabby look with the chalky finish paints and then decoupaged flowers and birds. One of them even has a stamped quote with black archival ink! These little trio lend a warm feel to the panel and compliment the little bushes below!
Step5- I just added a little more greenery with a money plant towering all over the frame. This is it! It was ready to adorn my living room where the theme is white and vintage!
A few simple steps and my wicket gate has been transformed beyond recognition! I wish I had not given away two more of these that I had but glad I could give this one the much needed “THANKS” for guarding my little one! This is definitely my favorite project.
I am looking forward to hearing your views and comments on this project. Sorry for the glare on this pic!

Americana Decor Products used-
Americana decor chalky finish paints- everlasting
Americana decor- decoupage glue
Deco art matte varnish

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.


  1. wow rupa, amazing work and the gate deserves this

  2. Wow Rupa, totally stunning!! So glad to be back in blog land, I really missed your amazing work while I was gone!! This is just amazing and it's such a great match to your chairs! Love the floral images, breathtaking!! See you again soon, hugs :)

  3. Arrey waaah what a beauty it is!! Creativity at its awesome best Rupa!!
    Dr Sonia

  4. WOW Rupa !! this is beautiful and such a wonderful addition to your house, love the oval frame and the flowers box !!

  5. Amazing transformation and one of my MOST favorite is this...Love all those shabby chic vintagey touch, ornate frame, decoupaged florals, colors, planters and wat not...Just artistically made and aesthetically placed dear :) Big bow to ur artistic talent!!!

  6. WOW a stunning make over, its is hard to imagine it as a gate. It is a wonderful piece of home furnishing and it is placed to well beside the chairs.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Wow fabulous Rupa! My fav too! What a transformation!

  8. WOW Rupa this is fabulous and such a gorgeous transformation.
    Linda xxx