Another Ugly Art Re-Do and "It Doesn't have to be Perfect to be Beautiful" Challenge ala Nester
So I have been redoing my room. I painted and re-did the "Mis-Treatments" this weekend. I ordered a print for over my bed ( for all of you that guessed in my last post you were all SO WRONG!! hehe! I went with the black and white tulip) so I needed to unify the rest of the art in the room. I'm all about re purposing, sure I love to shop and could have gone out and bought new art, but there is something so much more satisfying about a can of black spray paint 3 dollars worth of scrapbook paper from my stash, imperfect frames and a little elbow grease. Call me weird.
Check out Nesters imperfectly perfect challenge and play along you even get a free blinky out of the deal.
If you don't have a weird thing about having brown paper backing all of your art you can do this too! Heck, if you do have a weird thing about brown paper backing just buy yourself a roll of brown paper and hot glue it to the back of the frames. For me it just takes to long (the extra 5 minutes). If I catch anyone peeking behind the art in my house they are officially no longer my friend. Harsh I know.
Now lift up all the staples holding the cardboard into place and pop out the glass and all. Take them out to the garage and shoot the empty frames with a couple of coats of your favorite black spray paint. Or brush them if you are a brush girl/guy.
Pop your paper and glass back in and you're in business! For some reason this is incredibly exciting to me. Possibly because I am actually using up some of my horrendously large scrapbook stash. I also like that you can't buy these in the store and that they are far from perfect. The brown paper is no more...
***Click here for info/where to buy the paper I used***
What do you think of the green paint? I love the way it turned out it really warmed up the room. I'll post lots of pictures when I get it all back together.