“This was a painting I purchased at a garage sale for $8 two summers ago. Nothing special, your typical starving artist show cheap canvas. I liked it for the colors, but it never really fit anywhere in my house.”
“I tried hanging it in my Living Room for a while last winter but was not thrilled with it (see picture but please do as I do and ignore the awful wallpaper on the walls, I just pretend it’s not there.) So then I tried re-selling it in my own garage sale this past spring, but it just didn’t budge. Oh well, time to send it to the Salvation Army, right? Well, I never got around to that either.”
“I recently painted the stairway and hallway off the living room (a project that I actually started 3 yrs ago and stopped halfway through for some reason and never got back to finishing until just recently. How pitiful is that? In my defense the project called for stripping lots of old wallpaper and fixing severely damaged plaster walls, yuck!)”
“Anyway, I wanted something big and colorful in that space so decided to cut up the canvas into 4 pieces to give it more drama. My mom was visiting that day and thought I was a nut for cutting up a perfectly good picture! I didn’t remember to take any pictures of the process, but basically it was as simple as taking out the staples that held the canvas on the stretcher and cutting it with scissors into 4 equal sized pieces. I then cut some plywood pieces leftover from another project to fit the 4 pictures. I used spray adhesive to mount the canvas to the plywood, painted the edges brown and hung them on the wall with sawtooth hangers. I really like the way it fills the space and adds some sorely needed color too. Now I just need to finish hanging stuff on the walls going up the stairs. Oh yeah, and of course now I need to finally tackle the living room wallpaper, (big sigh) I’ve been putting that little project off since we bought this house 8 yrs ago!”
Isn’t it amazing how much different it looks now? I really like the new look! I know removing all that wallpaper was a lot of work, but it looks great Rose!Thanks for sharing this project with us.
If you would like to see more of Rose’s finds and projects, she has a blog, check it out here.