Awhile ago, on a particularly good trip to my local Salvation Army, I found this really great frame for $5.
It sat with a stock photo of a man and child (of no relation to me) for months waiting for the perfect picture or art to fill it.
There was only one problem.
I didn’t have anything to put into the frame and it also needed a mat. Being on this repurposing kick, I’ve been on for the past few weeks, I decided to just paint over the black and white photo. After all, it already had a “mat” and I didnt have to worry about finding something that would fit.
So out came the painters tape. I taped off the picture to keep the white mat in tact.
I wanted something simple since there are a couple floral patterns going on in the room. And it needed to not compete with the giant purple chairs either.
So I picked a nice taupe and black stripe. Something graphic but understated.
I taped off a couple of random stripes and got to painting. It took about two coats for the paint to fully cover the print.
I wasn’t fully convinced it would work at first because the paper was glossy, but it turned out to be exactly what I was looking for.
The painting is really hard to photograp because of the glare. But I really love how it turned out.
How was your weekend? Have you repurposed anything lately?
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