Tuesday, July 31, 2012

::Tweaking Some Artwork::

I blogged about the artwork around my home about 2 years ago! Can't believe it has been that long. 
Lately, I've been thinking of taking up painting for myself, a hobby. I'd like to learn to paint. I think it would be fun! 
Anyway- You can read the entire post here: PAINTED GIFTS

This is from that post:

This framed artwork painted by my oldest daughter-- when she was 15 yrs old.
It is a rendering of her Grampa's barn---they (he and Granny) had two, this one was at the bottom of the mountain. It's titled
"the Lower Barn"

Today, I had a few moments of time. I decided I wanted to do something to really make this painting pop! on the dining room wall...  

So, I got out my DIY Chalk paint and painted the frame black; then rubbed it with a little minwax. Now it really stands out against the yellow wall. I love it! The painting had been a gift from my daughter years ago; and the paint and supplies, I already had on hand. So this little change up cost me nothing! Woot-woot!

I wish I were able to get a better picture of the two cows above it. I have no idea how old that painting is, or who painted it...It came from the same trunk that had the Yo-Yo quilt blocks in it a few weeks ago, they are now in my bedroom! I love opening that trunk and finding all sorts of things inside! :) 

There! doesn't that look much nicer? It makes me smile. :)  So I did all this and found out that Brenda (Cozy Little House) decided to jump on the party bandwagon so... 
I'm adding this to  Brenda's "Tweak it Tuesday" very first party! 

Hope to see you there! 

The grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philippians 4:23 


Melanie said...

Yes, you should try your hand at painting, you might find out that you have a real talent for it! The painting is lovely, your daughter did a great job!

Gail said...

Pat your daughter's painting is beautiful and painting the frame black was the finishing touch. Enjoy your day, Gail

Brenda Pruitt said...

You did accent it quite well by painting that frame! I need to paint some of my gold ones that are out of style. Thanks so much for joining my first party! (Hey, I've decided I'm going to start trying new things by stepping outside of my comfort zone. I don't think painting will be one of them, because I'm a horrid painter. But starting this party was my first attempt at it! Go for it!)

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Amazing what a little paint will do!!! LOVE the new "tweak" patricia! it looks fabulous on the wall.
Great looking corner.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Painting the frame really made that painting show up well! It's amazing the difference the color makes! Love the cow painting, too!

Intentional Living Homestead said...

Wow, beautiful artwork...and yes, you should try it. I did and realized I have ZERO talent in any form of drawing or painting.LOL.