When I joined Pinterest a few months ago, one of the first things I pinned wasthis piece of art. SinceI couldn't afford it the yellow in the painting didn't fit with my existing decor, I tried to recreate it using colors I have in my dining room.
The original painting was done with a palette knife, which was beyond intimidating. I asked the art teacher at my work for some help, and this is what was created:
I love it. Since it's semi-abstract, it's very forgiving with my beginner painting skills.
I framed it in a frame identical to the one I used for the doilies, so it matches without being too matchy.
This gives me motivation to stop just pinning and start doing!
I was feeling thrifty and crafty the other day, so I put together this project using things I had around the house:
I started by taking profile shots of the hubs and myself using PhotoBooth on my Mac.
Then I resized them to the size I wanted and printed them out. I cut out the two images and traced them onto the paper I wanted to display. I took creative liberty with my hair and gave myself a hairstyle that was cuter than what it was actually like in real life.
Once they were cut out, I secured them onto a piece of painted cardboard, cut out some vinyl for the bottom, and stuck in a frame. I opted to tape the silhouettes so that we could rearrange the whole thing in the future as our family grows.
Years ago, my sweet grandmother gave me a set of three doilies that she had made. They have been stored in my jewelry armoire since then, but I finally figured out what I wanted to do to preserve and display them.
I found a framed poster at the thrift store. After painting the frame and the original print, I used adhesive spray to mount the doilies and keep them from sliding around.
I love seeing her beautiful handiwork being used as art in my house.