An Art Do-Over.
Don’t you love a good do-over?
The opportunity to do something over?
I had a painting I had hung in our bedroom that I just didn’t love. It was way overdone and needed a do-over.
It had some great texture on it that I thought might make a lovely rustic looking sign, so I went to work and covered the entire canvas with a gray acrylic paint.
Once that coat dried and the textures shown through, I went over that coat with a parchment color.
My intention was to sand it and stain over it using that texture to pull out a worn character look to it.
I then used stencils to paint the sign using black. I really should have measured, but I didn’t, and it is a bit wonky, but oh well – makes it more “homemade” looking….. Right? Argh!
Once stenciled, I sanded and rubbed some more gray paint on. Then I used some Annie Sloan dark wax I have for chalk painting to antique it up.
It’s not perfect, put it’s kind of fun. A lot of our family and friends refer to our home as the McKinney B&B. We love hosting and having stay-over company, so I hung this in our kitchen.
Now I have a big ole’ empty spot in the bedroom. YAY! – I get to create or get something new for there now! What project will be next?!
Cheers & Hugs,