Friday, October 21, 2011

Right Under My Nose!

Not far from the back of my mind has been the rolled canvas I had gotten from Uprinting.com {with the French writing on it}.

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I had been looking around before we moved to see what I could put it on and had no luck finding anything premade.  While deciding that my large wall mirrors probably aren’t going to work out, I thought of it again.  My eyes fell on this piece of artwork that I had purchased at Home Goods when I was staging my home for sale. 

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Not something I’d normally get for myself, but it worked with the bedding in the guest room I was fixing up.  Guess what?  It’s the perfect size for the canvas and I had it in the thrift store pile.   Thankfully, I gave it a second look.

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I painted out the print {three coats of brown craft paint} and cut out the white space around the graphic.  I used a heavy duty spray adhesive to adhere the canvas to it.  My fingers are crossed that it holds.  I don’t use spray adhesive often enough to trust it, but it says “heavy duty”, so we’ll see.

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It is just the right size for the “dining” area where it will reside over my painted chest.   This needs a little more going on around it, but that will come with time.  I’ll be looking for stuff!

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I need to get some kind of liquor in that decanter and I just placed some of my Halloween brews and potions on this chest.  Not sure if that lamp will stay there.  I had that on my entry foyer chest in the old house, but it’s providing some much needed lighting at night right now.

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I’m so happy that worked out.  And it was right under my nose the whole time!

Kathy

16 comments:

Marsha Marsha Marsha said...

Peedect!! Don't you just love when that happens!!!!

Xxoo
marsha

Ruby Jean said...

Kathy,
That is so very unique and beautiful....I LOVE when those kind of things happen...The RIGHT under our Nose kind of things... : )

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

looks great~! your angels must be hanging around close by and whispering in your ear..

Blondie's Journal said...

Some things like this happen...not to me that often~~~lol~~ but to others! I like where you have it, it's perfect!

XO,
Jane

Girlie Blogger said...

Looks great.

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Judy said...

I love when things turn out like this. I love how it looks. Nice job repurposing that picture from Home Goods.

Gail said...

Looks great Kathy! I love your painted chest.

Have a great weekend,
Gail

Kristens Creations said...

Looks great Kathy! I'm sure you are having fun decorating your new place!

Thanks for the congrats...it will definitely be exciting when it comes out!

Have a great weekend! Kristen

Debbie said...

What a perfect reuse of the wall print. I love it, and I love your cork filled cloche down below it!

Okio B Designs said...

It looks great!

Jeanine

Creative Breathing said...

Kathy, Your home is coming together so beautifully, and you can tell from your posts how much you are enjoying the process. Fun for us as well! Elizabeth

Betsy (BB) said...

Kathy, your home looks lovely! It looks like you have been there forever! I love you the French writing artwork! You did an amazing job!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh you clever girl! I love your new, repurposed artwork!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

It looks great, Kathy. Isn't it nice when something works out like that?

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Kathy, I love it! I'm a nut for French writing, and that is beautiful. And you upcycled it, as well! Linda

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Well, that is just perfect!!! I would have tripped over it at my house and NEVER thought to do this!! Wonderful!

Lou Cinda

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