Sunday, March 6, 2011

Floral Painting...

It's been quite a while since I have had the time, or been in the right frame of mind, to sit down and be crafty! This weekend was different though! I've been a very productive girl, and decided to take a few hours and finish a project that has been on my mind for a few months now.

This is my mantle...
It's ok I guess. But I'm not quite sure what to do with it. I had the tv up there for a while but then found a better layout for the room, so now I have a mirror. This is the wrong place for a mirror. It's encased and doesn't reflect any natural light, and it's pretty small. I wanted something that made a statement.

This is a piece of artwork that was given to my husband and I by friends who didn't think it fit with their decor...

This is pretty and all, but honestly, who's decor would fit this painting? It hung around my house for a while waiting for some love, and finally an idea came to me. This would be perfect for above the fireplace! It's pretty big and I could do something great with it! By the way, Spencer and Rachel, I'm sorry that I did this to your painting, but I hope you will find it in the goodness of your heart to forgive me after you see the final product!

In comes the spray paint! My fave! ORB...
I let it dry over night, then busted out some acrylic paint that I had lying around. I drew up a layout on paper, and then put it to the canvas...

And voila! I LOVE it! It fits perfectly with my decor, it's handmade, and it was cheap! I think painting might be my new favorite hobby. Too bad the only thing I can really paint are flowers. Oh well! 



  1. Girl, you are SUPER TALENTED! Oh goodness...I love that painting so much. Where did you learn to paint?!

  2. Thanks Sam! The only art classes I've taken were in middle school. But I figured if I can draw flowers I can probably paint them! This was going to be a first try-mess up painting, but all the trial and error and happy accidents just made it better! I'm hoping I can do this more!

  3. wow.. these are beautiful.. love your painting

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