golden rule–it’s a simple way to love others, right? {funky wall collage DIY}

I found the cutest/funniest/sweetest plaque at a thrift store last week. I really like the reminder of the golden rule–it’s a simple way to love others, right? And I liked how funky it was for my wall collage.

I invested $1.49 into this project. Not bad!

First, I spray painted the plaque yellow.

Then I covered the plaque with a black, water-based paint. Once the plaque was covered, I used a damp paper towel to wipe off all the excess black paint. This leaves the letters darker and antiqued.

That’s the finished product below. Doesn’t it look EXACTLY LIKE THE ORIGINAL? I had to laugh. It’s slightly more yellow and less gold but the difference is not much at all. Oh well!

The collage wall is above our dining room table.

It’s a little bit random and I’m fine with that.

Below is a simple centerpiece on the dining room table. You can see the plaque in the background.

This is the room we hang in when we have company or bible study. Wanna come over for dinner?


  1. Love the wall! How do you hang your plates? Btw, I love how you embrace imperfection…I’m working on that:/ you encourage me:) thx

  2. Hi Lisa,

    I love your wall collage! I’m wondering…how did you hang the watercolors with no frames. Did you just nail them to the wall? Tape?

  3. I love this wall collage — and I love your story and your heart — shall I bring something chocolate for dessert?

  4. Hi Lisa,
    I’ve been out of town for a few days and just got caught up on several of your last blog posts.

    Love the red bag, the DIY and especially your “the same dress four ways” posts. I have a request on a blog post from you. =)

    Do you have a particular way you organize your closet or dressing area for maximum creativity? Would love a “how to” or some tips. I feel like I have many of the same pieces you often showcase but get stuck in a rut on putting together new looks.

    Thought it might be fun if you were to show us how you build your fun outfits!

    Will be praying for David and your family as he undergoes more testing and procedures.

    Claire Wood

    1. Hi Claire! Right now my closet is a disaster–yikes! But I love your idea of how to dress creatively and what to pull out of the closet first, etc. I’ll work on it! xx

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