Upcylcling!

The old saying "Another person's trash is another person's treasure" is so true!  Several months ago, my neighbor had this oil painting out for trash pick up.  Well, the fixer upper I am.....I knew I would have a use for it one day!

 

I bought this print from Hello Lucky in the Heights and incorporated the print with the frame.

I have it over my dresser which I refinished, too.  This is how I did the quick refinish job.

1.  Lightly buff the original frame with a light grade steel wool.

2.  Spray Kilz primer over the frame.  BTW, it is the best primer in the market, has great coverage.  You can purchase it at Sherwin Williams.

3.  I use Sherwin Williams "Colors To Go" paints all the time.  You can get a quart of any color for about $5.00.  Plus, they come in a semi-gloss finish.  If you do not want to use a poly-urethane to prevent yellowing or want to save time....the semi-gloss nature of the finish will protect the piece.  I used the color "Pure White" which I use on most of my projects.

4.  Then I installed the print from Hello Lucky and voile!  Looks great over my dresser!

 

Resources

Hello Lucky.  www.hello-lucky.com.  1025 Studewood  Houston, TX  77008.   P 713-864-3556.

Sherwin Williams.  www.sherwilliams.com.

 

Take care, Katherine

My art in different spaces.....

Hello.  A few days ago, I completed a commission of my print "Come Fly Away With Me".  The project got me to thinking.  What would my art look like in my dream spaces.   I found a few rooms I love and wanted to share how my art would look in the rooms.  Maybe one of these days my home will look like this....

 Original image from Desire to Inspire blog.  I can see my print working here.

Original image from Desire to Inspire blog.  I can see my print working here.

 Original image from Desire to Inspire blog.   I can totally see my print on the left working in this space.  I love this dining room, the mix of the stone wall, graphic print rug and the gallery art wall.  The birch tree print on the top right is also an image of mine.

Original image from Desire to Inspire blog.   I can totally see my print on the left working in this space.  I love this dining room, the mix of the stone wall, graphic print rug and the gallery art wall.  The birch tree print on the top right is also an image of mine.

 About my project.  My client loved the original framed piece I did for Pop Shop.  However, the room it was to be installed in is more modern in decoration and I wanted the frame to match others in the room.  I think it turned out great!  The original print is in an antique frame that I found at Heights Common Market on Yale in the Heights.  This store is one of my favorite treasures of Houston, they have great antique furniture, jewelry, lighting and surprises.  I refinished the frame I purchased in an antique whitewashed finish to make it look light and airy.  The commissioned print is framed in a newer frame from my favorite craft store, Hobby Lobby.   

About my project.

My client loved the original framed piece I did for Pop Shop.  However, the room it was to be installed in is more modern in decoration and I wanted the frame to match others in the room.  I think it turned out great!

The original print is in an antique frame that I found at Heights Common Market on Yale in the Heights.  This store is one of my favorite treasures of Houston, they have great antique furniture, jewelry, lighting and surprises.  I refinished the frame I purchased in an antique whitewashed finish to make it look light and airy.

The commissioned print is framed in a newer frame from my favorite craft store, Hobby Lobby.

 

Pop Shop Recap

What a great time being around such talented artists and makers at Silver Street Studios!  I wanted to share some photos of my booth.....so glad to have taken part in it!

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