Thursday, April 25, 2013

Artwork Redo

We've been working on staging our house to sell it (don't you just love moving?!), so we've been buying artwork and decorations.

We're decorating the second master in kind of a shabby chic style, so I've been looking for something to hang on the wall in there. I found a few things online, but I just wasn't ready to commit to any of them.

Then we went to Hobby Lobby and wandered and wandered...

And my husband found this (on clearance!):

He has a good eye. The color wouldn't work, but we looked it over and decided we could take it apart and paint it.

We painted the birdcage "Catalina Mist" and the wooden part is a cream colored crackle paint. As an aside, we should really learn to READ the paint cans because the crackle paint was supposed to be step 2 of a 2 step process. Whoops! It didn't crackle all that much, but we were ok with the results.

Before and After:

If only the walls weren't white, but I'm not painting them just to move! :)

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  1. Oh I love it so much better afterward! The blue just pops.

    I just went to the Hobby Lobby about two weeks ago for the first time in my life. I was in Heaven, lol!

    For years I have read people talk about it on blogs but we just never had one in our area until recently. I LOVE it!

    Yes, I remember those days of staging your home and trying to keep it immaculate all the while chasing my four year old and dealing with a newborn. Long time ago and lots of work but we finally sold it!

  2. This is really cute! I love birds. :) Like the commenter before me, I've just recently found Hobby Lobby---wow, such a great store! Thanks for linking up with Make, Bake, Create!