Thursday, January 23, 2014

~thrifty thursday~

I just realized that most of my thrifty Thursday projects have been painting related.
Since I am sure not all of you are painters, or even have interest in painting, I will try to vary my future projects.

But, for today, I regret to tell you that this one is, yet again, another painting project.

I saw this print at Anthropologie and instantly fell in love.
{for those of you that do not paint, you can always just buy the print!}



I thought it would be fun to try and paint my own, so I set out to find a perfect canvas to paint on.
This is what I found at my local thrift shop:



I remember how much I loved this book when Savannah was a baby. Very sweet print, but not really what I need at this stage in my life.
So, I painted it with a coat of Annie Sloan pure white paint and let my creativity do the rest!
The end result is fun.
It's bright and cheery.
Yes, mine looks more like a paint by number but it's still fun.
What do you think?



Shall we do a before and after?



xoxo

22 comments:

Hannah Chambers said...

wow that's nice! did you do that from sight or did you trace onto canvas first?

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I seriously like yours better! It is beautiful and I love deer so I am diggin' it big time!

MJ @ 517 Creations said...

Love it!

theveryflowers said...

Oh, my goodness, how long did this take you?! I would love to know how you approached the design after priming your canvas!
Very lovely, Melaine. :)

Patti said...

I think it's pretty close to the original - WOW! And I don't mind that it looks a little color by number. Love all your projects - just wish I had more time to play along.

Patti said...

I think it's pretty close to the original - WOW! And I don't mind that it looks a little color by number. Love all your projects - just wish I had more time to play along.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am totally impressed. totally. mind... it's been blown.

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Holy cow! You are so talented. Bowing down to you're awesomeness. ;)

Alice Wingerden said...

Awesome! Amazing job!

Ivy and Elephants said...

OMG...that is gorgeous! In fact, I love it more than the original.

Paula

Sue@pineapplehillinteriors said...

Your painting is great, I love it. Well done.
Have a great day.
Susan

Arlene said...

Wow. I am really impressed!

Michelle said...

That's beautiful! Seriously - that is amazing! I can't believe you just up and painted that. How did you frame it?

Kelly Elder said...

That is amazing! I actually like yours better! Can we get a tutorial on this one? How did you trace the deer and then transfer it onto the new canvas?

{ L } said...

Very impressive artistic skills you have! I too would love to know some tips.

Diane D. said...

What a great job you did! I love it.
Diane

Between You and Me said...

you're awesome.
that painting is amazing. seriously.

Anna @ A Good Home said...

WHAT!? That's incredible. It actually would make a great paint by number project! Totally stunning, Melaine, I love it :)

M&M04 said...

WOW! Great job! I'm wondering too--how long did this take you? Are you a natural painter or what!?

Christine Vandormolen said...

Hi Melaine, always luv your posts...just wanted to let you know I used one of your blog pics on my blog for inspiration, but I made sure I included a back link to you. Hope you don't mind. Here is the link if you want to take a look
Greetings from Olympia...Christine from Little Brags
http://littlebrags.blogspot.com/2014/01/our-tiny-mudroom.html

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

I'm inspired! You painting looks amazing! I think I just might give this one a try! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Denise Sabia said...

amazing! love it.

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