Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Barns and thrifting...

I love barns.
We sponsor the Kansas Barn Sale, partly just to celebrate barns!


Inside our barn.


I also love sunflowers. No secret there.
I wrote a book with "sunflowers" in the title!

So when I was thrifting recently and found this painting, I was just smitten.
It's painted on burlap.
It's a barn. And sunflowers.
And a chicken. And a silo. And all things Kansas!

(my cell phone "before" shot.)


I knew it needed a kick in the pants.
So I removed the frame and spray painted it cherry red.




I didn't want the frame to look too new, so after the paint was dried I scuffed it up a bit with sandpaper.



It was a $2 project that is so "me" I can't even stand it!

Have you repurposed any thrifted items lately? 

6 comments:

Leslie Harvey said...

cute!

BeckyKay said...

That is so fabulous! And, it's amazing what a difference changing the color of the frame made!

Leslie Harvey said...

CUTE!

Wilma Hill said...

That is too cute!!

Anonymous said...

RED FRAME MAKES THE PICTURE PERFECT.LOVE YOUR STYLE.

GRANNY

Melinda said...

So much better--it tones the blue down!

:)