Last year I went to the Salvation Army and came home with all these goodies. I loved the white cups for the kids, for icecream. The green and turqouise jars were for the kitchen, since those are my accent colors in there. The candle holder I loved, but is now broken. The swim shorts were for the boys and they loved them.What about the picture you ask... Well I loved the chunky frame, but did not love the picture. I mean it was a nice picture, but just not for me. So I bought it anyways since it was only $1.00 I believe. Maybe $2 at the most. I wasn't exactly sure what I would do with it, but knew for that cheap price I could find something to do with it.
And I sure did. I spray painted the entire thing black. The canvas and all. A few coats of glossy black spray paint. Quick and easy.
Then I cut out a design with my silhouette and glued it on the canvas area. I cut all the letters out in white. As you can see here in the picture the word HEART is spelled out. But I knew when I started the project that I wanted an actual heart shape there. So in the silhouette software I opened up the heart shape and made it just big enough to cover the word and still fit inside the design. I cut the heart shape out of turqouise paper to match the colors in the kitchen.To make sure it all was straight and aligned correctly I layed out the paper it came from and glued them right on inside each cut out spot. Worked great that way.
And this is the final result. I love it as an accent for the kitchen.
Its been moved around a few times from wall to shelf and to a differnt wall. I have it nowhanging about the entry doorway into the dining room. I love it very much.