Friday, March 27, 2015

Embellished Thrift Store Art...thinking SPRING :)


Chipping with Charm: Embellished Thrift Store Art...www.chipping withcharm.blogspot.com
I've seen some fun embellished art pieces online and in shops.  So when I found these three hand painted canvas paintings at the thrift store...I decided it would be fun to play a bit...

Chipping with Charm: Embellished Thrift Store Art...www.chipping withcharm.blogspot.com Here's a "before"...
Doesn't this look serene? 
Chipping with Charm: Embellished Thrift Store Art...www.chipping withcharm.blogspot.com I added my words with stamps and white acrylic paint.  I wanted the words to be sort of haphazard and imperfect.
Chipping with Charm: Embellished Thrift Store Art...www.chipping withcharm.blogspot.com A few buttons added with Amazing Goop glue.  In this case the are "shells" on the beach.
Chipping with Charm: Embellished Thrift Store Art...www.chipping withcharm.blogspot.com RESTORE...my soul.
Chipping with Charm: Embellished Thrift Store Art...www.chipping withcharm.blogspot.com PEACE...like a river
Chipping with Charm: Embellished Thrift Store Art...www.chipping withcharm.blogspot.com
Buttons for water bubbles.
Chipping with Charm: Embellished Thrift Store Art...www.chipping withcharm.blogspot.com
DELIGHT..ful
Chipping with Charm: Embellished Thrift Store Art...www.chipping withcharm.blogspot.com Little random key and button flowers.
Chipping with Charm: Embellished Thrift Store Art...www.chipping withcharm.blogspot.com
I think these will be a fun pop of color and set the scene for spring in our booth at Antiques Downtown.

And speaking of art...
Chipping with Charm: Drawer to art Frame...www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com
  Did you see the way I framed my mother-in-law's watercolor painting in a chippy drawer?
Posting 2 days in a row? 
Guess I'm feeling inspired :)

Sharing this at...
Funky Junk Interiors...Party Junk 
Coastal Charm...Show and Share 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
We're hoping to have some warmer temps here again in MN.
I guess I'd better get those dry, nasty winter greens off the front porch...yikes!

Chat soon, 

12 comments:

  1. Cute idea with the buttons and "playing". I did see the drawer frame for your MIL's picture. I think it is great. xo Diana

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  2. Love the way you added your touch to those paintings. Great idea!

    Judy

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  3. Love how you framed your MIL's painting....very nice.

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  4. You had way too much fun Laurel. Way to go -- especially with those fun buttons.

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  5. Laurel, Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. It shows in your love for design.
    Love your design ideas.

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  6. I would have never thought to do that! Stepping out of the box. Thanks for sharing! I love your choice of words. Blessings, Diane

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  7. What a clever way to dress up some inexpensive paintings. Love the addition of the buttons too:-)

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  8. What a great idea! I always have those thrift store paintings in my hand but then I am not sure what to do with them. I will have to make the purchase next time and give this a try!

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  9. I am so crazy in love with this idea Laurel! I'd never have taken a 2nd glance at paintings like these until now! Featuring you this weekend in Party Junk! :)

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  10. Those are so sweet! I love them and what a great idea!

    Tania

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