Friday, September 4, 2009


I had an old piece of artwork that I was going to throw out because I really didn't like it. (I did it myself years ago.) Just when I was about to part with it, I had an idea. So, not wanting to waste a good canvas, I got out my Plaster of Paris and got to work covering the old painting.

After the plaster dried, I sanded down some of the ridges. I didn't want it to be completely smooth, I was going for a little texture.

I then took it out to the garage and spray painted the plaster blue around the edges and a foamy green in the center, fading them into eachother. (I had the frame off!)

I didn't get any pictures of the new painting in progress. I searched online for abstract pictures of flowers. Here's my adaption of what I found:

The frame is slightly damaged and I found it in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby. I bought it for $15; originally it was over $40. I'm going to find a paint color that closely matches the frame color and just touch it up. You'll never know! I have a huge blank space at the end of our hallway and this piece will go there once I decide on a color for the walls. (Oh, and then I have to paint...) With a little creativity, you too can take something you want to throw out and find a new way to use it!


Karen said...

That turned out really cute! We still have hardly anything hanging on our walls. We just can't decide/agree on what to do.

Kelli said...

CUTE! I can't wait to see it!

Joanne said...

I think it turned out really good! I'm impressed!