Goodbye Ugly Picture, Hello Wicked Pretty Transformation!

You know how sometimes you find those extremely ugly and outdated pictures and prints at yard sales and thrift stores? I immediately think that I wouldn’t hang that in my house! Then you notice that the frame is kinda pretty…hhhmmm….makes you wonder if you could salvage it somehow and do something with it after all? Well, that is what happened with my latest chevron painting which I have displayed on my summer mantel:
Well, it didn’t look so cute when I picked it up thrifting for $2.50!  Here is what I brought home that day:

Oh yeah.  Pretty darn ugly.
The saving grace was that I did like the frame which was pretty. What also drew my attention was that the picture is BIG.  I didn’t like the picture, but figured I could use it for a canvas for my painting project.  First I spray painted the frame.  Already better.  Than I took white paint and just covered it thoroughly.
Afer it was dry, I taped it up to do the chevron stripes as I figured this could be used to create a beachy look.  The final product looks very nice!
Easy, peasy!
I enjoy making use of what I have … that’s how I roll.
Linking To:

Somewhat Simple

Transformation Thursday

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  1. Pretty! Great transformation to something modern and fresh!

  2. wow! what an incredible change! You did a fabulous job! I found your blog through a link party and love it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

  3. Thank you Lisa! Thank you Nikki! So glad you found me here! Nice to meet you and hope to visit your blog soon as well!
    Stacey :o)

  4. Never judge a painting by it’s picture…just the frame…

    :)

  5. Love it – the chevron pattern and colors are gorgeous and the whole little summer display is awesome! I love your blog name too and am now your newest follower! : )

  6. This turned out so pretty! I love chevron!

    ~Jessa
    http://www.jessajill.blogspot.com

  7. Thank you Mel!
    So glad you found me! Thanks for the kudos for my mantel…it is fun to change up for the seasons! Chevron is so fun, isn’t it? Thank you and I look forward to talking to you more soon in the future!
    Stacey

  8. Great transformation and perfect for your mantle! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  9. Beautiful! What a difference. I’m following from Fingerprints on the Fridge…would love to have you link this up at my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

  10. Wow! You’ve got so much creativity and I’m admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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Goodbye Ugly Picture, Hello Wicked Pretty Transformation!

You know how sometimes you find those extremely ugly and outdated pictures and prints at yard sales and thrift stores? I immediately think that I wouldn’t hang that in my house! Then you notice that the frame is kinda pretty…hhhmmm….makes you wonder if you could salvage it somehow and do something with it after all? Well, that is what happened with my latest chevron painting which I have displayed on my summer mantel:
Well, it didn’t look so cute when I picked it up thrifting for $2.50!  Here is what I brought home that day:

Oh yeah.  Pretty darn ugly.
The saving grace was that I did like the frame which was pretty. What also drew my attention was that the picture is BIG.  I didn’t like the picture, but figured I could use it for a canvas for my painting project.  First I spray painted the frame.  Already better.  Than I took white paint and just covered it thoroughly.
Afer it was dry, I taped it up to do the chevron stripes as I figured this could be used to create a beachy look.  The final product looks very nice!
Easy, peasy!
I enjoy making use of what I have … that’s how I roll.
Linking To:

Somewhat Simple

Transformation Thursday

Photobucket

The Shabby Nest

Photobucket

”Photobucket”

The DIY Show Off

copyright 2010 Embracing Change at yourblogname.blogspot.com
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.
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  1. Pretty! Great transformation to something modern and fresh!

  2. wow! what an incredible change! You did a fabulous job! I found your blog through a link party and love it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

  3. Thank you Lisa! Thank you Nikki! So glad you found me here! Nice to meet you and hope to visit your blog soon as well!
    Stacey :o)

  4. Never judge a painting by it’s picture…just the frame…

    :)

  5. Love it – the chevron pattern and colors are gorgeous and the whole little summer display is awesome! I love your blog name too and am now your newest follower! : )

  6. This turned out so pretty! I love chevron!

    ~Jessa
    http://www.jessajill.blogspot.com

  7. Thank you Mel!
    So glad you found me! Thanks for the kudos for my mantel…it is fun to change up for the seasons! Chevron is so fun, isn’t it? Thank you and I look forward to talking to you more soon in the future!
    Stacey

  8. Great transformation and perfect for your mantle! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  9. Beautiful! What a difference. I’m following from Fingerprints on the Fridge…would love to have you link this up at my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

  10. Wow! You’ve got so much creativity and I’m admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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