8/5/09

Transformation Thursday~

I picked up this painted trunk lid at a thrift store for $2. I think it is beautiful! I couldn't very well hang a trunk lid on my wall....so I turned it into a "painting" The original size was 20 x 27 with the lid depth of about 4 inchs. When it was all finished it ended up being 24 x 15.I pulled it apart and found that the rose painting was merely painted onto a thin piece of plywood. There was some raised pieces that were missing off of this when I bought it, there was no way I could touch up the paint to match the lovely color that it is painted. So, I opted to cut it down and cover the damaged area with the trim I had previously taken off of this piece. Here it is cut smaller, the existing trim will be reattached to cover the damaged border of this painting. I painted around the edges of the plywood with some black paint to cover the newly cut edges of the plywood that sat right behind the newly attached old trim. I then just added different browns and mudded them up a bit to get an aged look to the piece.Taaaaaaaa daaaaaaaaaa easy-peasy transformation.... now where to put it? For now, its going to be propped up behind my bedroom door against the wall because I don't have a place for it just yet!

You can also view more transformations over at "Shabby Chic Cottage" and over at "A Soft Place to Land" Kimba is hosting a "do it yourself" linky party. The Coloradolady is also hosting a Vintage Thingie Thursday. Last but not least...Leigh over at "Tales From Bloggeritaville" is hosting a Thrifty Thursday linky party~ On Friday you can see more Show & Tells over at Kelli's blog "There is no place like Home"

23 comments:

Dawn said...

I love that! It is wonderful that you worked it into something so awesome!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

That is so pretty! So glad you saw the diamond in the rough!Thanks for participating in Thrifty Thursday, my friend!! Great find!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

bowerbirdz said...

You did a great job - what alucky find!

CC said...

Your piece is just beautiful. You really worked some magic with that..how very talented you are. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

Sarah said...

Now that's thinking out of the box! Nice job!!

Coloradolady said...

I am so glad to know I am not the only one who props things behind the bedroom door!! LOL

Love how this turned out...very pretty...now you best find a spot for this beauty...

Have a great VTT!

Roslyn said...

Nice way to re-purpose something pretty, hope you find a home for it soon!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Beautiful! It looks awesome!

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

I love it! Ummm...I have the perfect place for it if you don't know what to do with it. :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. what a great find! for $2.. worth every penny if it is this pretty!.. love it!

Kammy said...

What a steal - $2 . I love it !!!!!
Kammy

Bea said...

It is beautiful and it would go so well in my shabby chic room. I would hang it on the wall. Walls are not just for pictures...

Lemondrop Marie said...

Fabulous trasnformation indeed!

Kristine said...

I really love vintage floral paintings and prints and this one is so pretty. Love the makeover! HOpe you find a deserving place for it...how about my house? ha.

Kristine

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

How clever! And I like the narrower frame better than in the before. What great vision!

Thanks for linking up with me today!

Becky said...

Wow! Cool indeed. You are very talented!

The Bargainista said...

wow, what a great way to save a piece and make it beautiful again!

Kirby3131 said...

What a nice looking piece! Great job!

Kristin - The Goat

Christina said...

Wow, how beautiful. And $2.00 what a great deal.

Jewelgirl said...

Wow great job and great price!
Can't beat that combo! :)

Kathi Fly said...

Wow! Great job!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

the transformation is amazing..what a gorgeous picture!

Candace said...

Wow - what a clever "recycling" project - Bravo!
Cheers!