It’s not quite as weird as collecting doll heads or air sickness bags, but it’s arguably not for everyone. I stumbled across one of these crewel worked paintings a couple of years ago and I’ve been adding to my trove ever since.
Individually, these paintings are more granny than great, but… I kinda love the irony of having them all together. Let’s be honest… I also just love a collection. Here are a few of them before.
The problem I had was that given the ‘vintage’ of this artwork, the frames were all over the place. Every so often, there was one that worked, but for the most part they were 100% tackier than the (potentially tacky) picture itself. Time to bring the frames into the same family. I spent an hour prepping them by pulling the artwork out if possible or taping it off with paper when it was nailed into the frame.
Our backyard is still a disaster which is good news for spray painting! I laid out some plastic sheeting to keep the frames from getting muddy, but otherwise, there’s nothing that can be damaged by the over-spray out there.
The frames took about 3 light coats of Rust-oleum Ultra Cover Heirloom White in Satin and badabing… unity.
Haters gonna hate so the artwork may not be your cup of tea, but at least the frames all look cohesive and chic hanging in the same room!
Oh, and yes, this was on my To Do list! Cross that baby OFF.
I took these pictures right before bed, and someone was VERY amused by the camera and the running around…
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