I have been wanting to do something with this picture frame for years....
and I mean YEARS....I bought it in 1975 when I lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It had a cougar oil painting inside. Years ago I gave the cougar away, but kept the frame. I painted it off white with a cranberry red center.
About 10 years ago DH bought this oil painting at a garage sale. ..Ugly with a capital "U".
It's been sitting in the basement ever since. It is signed "Pickett". Now if you know that "Pickett" is akin to a Monet or some other famous landscape artist....don't tell me! I have heard of people buying an oil at a garage sale and it's worth millions....if a "Pickett" is worth a million, don't tell me! Because now it looks like this:
I took a straight-edged razor blade and skimmed the surface to get the high paint points off, then sprayed it with chalkboard paint.
I now have a huge chalkboard. Don't ask what I am going to do with it because I have no idea. I had planned to hang it beside my kitchen desk, but after I put the frame on, I discovered it's too big! I am sure I will find a use for it...just give me a bit more time. :)
Yesterday I made a new blue jean purse for my mom.
I am off work today, so who knows what creations may appear! The WHOLE day is mine to do whatever I want!! I hope I don't end up wasting it all cleaning.
Please don't spend the day cleaning!!! Have some fun! Create!!ReplyDelete
I really like the chalkboard.....and I'm hoping the Pickett wasn't valuable. I'd say the painting was ugly, but then again a lot of those famous paintings were to me too!--LOL!!
Hey very nice, both things. I can't sew. Well I can I just can't make things. LOLReplyDelete
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How creative Zoey.Great idea for a chalk board. I simply love the purse you made for your Mom. Just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Zoey- You have been an ambitious girl! I lived in Ft.Lauderdale in 1973. Loved it then...lived right on the beach in a little efficiency...sigh...ReplyDelete
Love the purse you made for your Mom and I think Picket(t) was a fence man before he started painting!;>) xo Diana
Wind not kind to plants. Tell me about it. My poor zinnias are on their knees. Heck some are even on their side. Guess I will just live with it until frost. It's a shame they are at my front door too.ReplyDelete
I love your chalk board. I saw on a TV show last week (Nate's) there is a paint called looking glass. It makes mirrors!!
Have a great weekend.
NOooooooooooooo don't waste your free time cleaning, continue with your creative streak!ReplyDelete
I like your chalkboard...I've seen them hung on doors too.ReplyDelete
You did a great job on your mom's purse-bet she loved it!
My brother lived in Ft.Lauderdale for a number of years. Sean, mom and me visited him in 2002. Now he lives with mom!
I love that bag...adorable...ReplyDelete