May 25, 2011

Golden Mantel

My trip to Goodwill (to update the mantel above my fireplace) was a success!!!  I went with my inspiration photo in mind and came home with a large gold frame.... not a mirror like my inspiration, but I think this frame is going to be perfect (eventually).  See it resting on the mantel?

Living Room

It was only $8.  Yes, only $8!!!

Fireplace

I thought the gold frame was great, but the double-matting and the artwork.... mmmm, not so much my style.  So, the work began... I removed the matting and the artwork, then laid out the cardboard backing for the frame....

Painting

Then I painted the cardboard the color of the trim throughout my house...

Painting

Once the paint was dry, I took out a few colorful paints....

Painting

Painting

And started to create artwork for the frame...

Painting

I finished the painting and it's outside drying... so, tomorrow I'll have a new display on the fireplace mantel.  For now, I'll give you a glimpse of the finished artwork.... this is one corner....

Painting

I'll see you tomorrow!!!

3 comments:

  1. uuugghh, the suspense!! you are so inspiring!

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  2. haha... thanks!!! I really think it's all that pink... now that's inspiring!

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  3. Love that pink!

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