When The Husband and I built our first home and got married, we were twenty-one and it was 2003. The things that we liked and purchased back then are very much not what I’d like to decorate my home with now. I’ve looked past some of the pieces that I really don’t like because they have good bones, but since we’ve moved, I’m absolutely convinced that things need to change. The first piece on the chopping block is the statement art that we’ve carried around with us. Today I’m thrilled to share my DIY Artwork Makeover!
Are you curious to see what my family portrait started out as? Take a gander at this awesomely bad sailboat print:
Yep. We totally nailed that picture choice right? Yikes. Keep reading to see how I transformed this art into something that I love!
1. I started by taping around the edges of the picture so I could paint the turquoise on the inset. I wouldn’t have been so careful around the boat portion of the canvas, but for some reason, the husband is convinced that he still likes it. Who knows–maybe sailboats and palm trees will come back around and I’ll be thankful he insisted…
2. I painted two generous coats of the turquoise. When it was dry, I taped the turquoise and painted two generous coats of bright white on the frame.
3. Now came the tricky part! We carefully measured the opening of the frame and cut our picture to size. Like I said earlier, The Husband wanted to make sure that we could change the picture back if we changed our mind later so I used glue dots to adhere the picture to the art piece.
Ta da! I adore the way that it turned out. It’s hanging in our formal living room in it’s place of honor, brightening up what is a super dark room.
I can’t wait to finish changing up the room and to share the final reveal. I see some new pillow covers and more bright accessories in this room’s near future!
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