Before & After Art Work
This week I decided to liven up the color in my bathroom. At Target I found some bright green and blue towels on sale, and a cute dragonfly towel hanger. I hung it all up and realized I needed some art work above it on the wall.
Years ago I bought a vintage framed picture, with an old village painted on it. There was something about it I liked - maybe the fleur-de-lis pattern on each corner. What ever it was I just couldn't leave it behind. (I paid $1.50 at Village Thrift!) It traveled cross country with us from Ohio and has been gathering dust in the hall closet. I decided this was the time to use it.
I painted over the farm village scene with bright green and used white on the outside frame. I then found images of nature in magazines and gathered up a few. Next I made paper patterns of the letters R E L A X and used them to cut out the magazine images. With the help of a little Mod Podge, (decoupage solution), a row of blue painted dots and a coat of bees wax - I have a new painting for the bathroom.
At last the old frame has a new home! It looks good and reminds me to take it easy! It is a joy to make recycled art projects. One of my favorite things!
In the spirit of recycling, Cindy