Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Painting An Old Thrift Store Canvas

I have been really wanting some cute bird pictures.  Just really basic, nothing too crazy.  I was completely inspired by these prints.
Aren't they so cute?  I have been keeping my eyes peeled for something similar but really not having any luck.  Well on my latest thrifting adventure I ran right into this little guy.
He is cute and all, but not my style.  What if I painted over it?  I started with some black craft paint and coated the whole image.
I didn't coat it too heavy, I wanted the colors to show through a bit.  Then I took a pencil and just sketched my twig and little bird.  Then grabbed my handy white craft paint and filled it in.
I just had to add some cute words for my master bedroom, sweet huh?  I took some 60 grit sandpaper and ran it over the whole thing.
This was a super fun project!  I cannot wait till I find some more to try it again!

Oh, want to see my next furniture project?
I just picked this up tonight and already started painted it!  Come back and check it out!

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  1. Great finds! I love what you done with the canvas. I would also love for you to link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-6.html

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful

  2. Thanks so much! I will go and check out your blog!

  3. It turned out better :) Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  4. What a smart reuse of that old canvas. And being a "thrift" find, it had to be so much cheaper than purchasing a new blank one. Your project turned out really cute, Adriane! Can't wait to see your transformation of that lovely old dresser.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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