Monday, August 3, 2009

Ugly Painting Made Beautiful

I took an ugly painting from the thrift store and repurposed it as a gift for one of my besties! I’m hoping it will fit in with her kitchen redo she is planning.

I cannot for the life of me find the before picture on my hard drive… just picture it being a very hideous horizontal painting- one that is probably hanging in your grandmother’s house… or hiding in your basement. IMG_5544 IMG_5540

I removed the painting part and gave it a couple coats of primer before spraying it with chalkboard paint.

I painted the frame black and then distressed the edges using sandpaper. I finished it off with a coat of poly.

I added a toothed hanger on the back and used a powerful glue to add the ribbon and initial. I advise to use the hanger on the back to hang the frame and then mount the ribbon on the wall.

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Isn’t it amazing what a little spray paint, chalk paint, and pretties can do to something to ordinary? Love it!

7 comments:

  1. That looks really good. Great job!

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  2. Spray paint makes everything beautiful!

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  3. Great project! I've given you an award--stop by and pick it up!

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  4. What an amazing transformation...great job! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Michelle

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  5. LOVE it! I am obsessed with chalkboard paint. There are so many fun ways to use it to transform ugly ducklings into swans.

    ~Amanda

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