Thursday, October 29, 2015

A painted china cabinet

I came across this old china cabinet at an auction and jumped on it!  I knew I had a customer looking for one and she loved it too. I agreed to paint it for her and she picked a dark gray and a fabric for the back of the cabinet.  If I had known this piece had 5 layers of sloppy paint and some crazy contact paper residue on it, I would have walked away!  But I finished it and my customer was happy and I was happy to see it out of my workspace! 






Monday, October 26, 2015

Repurposing Ugly Art

Here are two pieces I have completed that I call refunked art. I  took old outdated mass produced prints and added a quote to them. I stenciled the quote on there and filled with a Sharpie. To take away the sharp contrast of the sharpie, I sanded it all with a fine grit sandpaper.  Most of these old prints are textured so sanding them lightly has a great effect! I love how they turned out. Keeping words level when stenciling is such a chore for me! Anyone else?


The art below was huge over the couch art, roughly 2 x 4 feet, so I curt it down to a smaller size and loved the look unframed. I glued D rings on the back with E6000 and added a wire for hanging. From my experience, I know this will hold fine. 




Here's another idea for out of date art or canvases.  Below is a huge canvas that was discolored and flat out ugly. I painted on 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint for a cool sign for my booth!