head diy Design Fanatic: New Life For a Painting

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Life For a Painting

Hey everyone! Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

I've had a dilemma about a piece of artwork that I've had for several years...
Since we are in the process of changing the colors in practically all the rooms in our house, most of the artwork and accessories are the wrong color.
What do you do when your artwork no longer fits with the new colors you're decorating with? 
I purchased this painting to go along with all the red and gold in our house several years ago. I don't know about you, but it's not in the budget to get new artwork every time we paint. Since it wasn't an expensive piece and a graphic design, I figured I could paint it. If it I didn't like the way it turned out, I could just re-paint over it.
Besides, I still liked this painting, so I painted it to go with the new colors in my dining room...
Here's the before:

And here's the after:

 This was a zero, zip, nada cost project since I already had the paint I used to do this. Gotta love that!!!
I'll reveal how I did it on another post.
Have you ever been brave enough to paint over a painting before?



  1. I like how you changed the colors. Looks good.

  2. My goodness, it is gorgeous! What a great new color, it's elegant, I like elegant. I'm at SOYCM at, Cielo's too. Have a nice week. FABBY

  3. What a freakin' great idea. Where's my paints? LOL

    It's truly wonderful and I agree we can't get new art every time we paint.

  4. How cool is that. Turned out great Pam.

  5. Very cool! You are so talented! Boy I'd be bugging you a lot if we lived close by each other! Can't wait to see your secret on how you did it!

  6. Oh I forgot to say that no I have never tried to change some art work other than just swapping a frame on a standard sized picture. I have a gallery of my own growing in storage!

  7. Pam, I like it better now. You did a fantastic job.

  8. Love it! Fantastic colors! You did a terrific job!

  9. You did an amazing job!! That was a brilliant idea! :)

  10. Love how this turned out!! SO cute!!

    I ♥ Nap Time

  11. Creativity it is.... perfect colour change and it looks cool Pam... Waiting for the how to do...

  12. Yes, the painting looks great in the new colors and I too am waiting for the "how to"!

  13. That looks amazing Pam!! You really did a great job - and even better - for $0!! Gotta LOVE that!! Now make like Bromstad and sign your piece!! =)

    xo Lynda

  14. I like that idea. You did a wonderful job changing this, Pam!

  15. What a fantastic idea! Way to go! It looks so very nice, and the colors are perfect.

    ~Kristie @ LeeDesignCompany.blogspot.com

  16. I really like this sooo much better. What a great makeover. I have to tell ya, you are on quite a creative roll, Lady! Loving seeing it all too!

  17. this looks great,...I have painted over old colors to freshen them up a bit,but never changed them b/f...A niffty idea

  18. You did a fabulous job!!!! It looks so great!

  19. This lookes great! What a great idea to just update an old painting to match your new colors. Bravo :)

  20. Seems like you are an artist to me!! Looks great recycle.
    Come over and sign up for my giveaway.

  21. Looks great! I like the colors you used!


  22. So brilliant Pam!!! What a great idea. I'm putting your painting in the PoPP Spotlight... you got the #1 spot this week. Thanks for linking up.

  23. Clever idea to make the changes in color to fit the interiors of the room.

    We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.


  24. Genius! Why get rid of art you like when all you need to do is update the color palette? I featured your project as part of my Get Me Motivated Monday post this week!



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