Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Picture Makeover

Hello everyone!

One thing I like to do is recycle what I have.  When I'm not using something anymore, it often goes into the basement for safe keeping until I want to use it again.  Sometimes, however, I want to use it, but with a different look.  Such is the case for this picture.



This picture used to hang in my kitchen ( a no-brainer right?).  I hung onto it just in case I changed my mind about it.  Then one day, I realized that I wanted to replace a picture that was hanging in the family room.  I wanted something with a black frame.  Voila!  This picture fit the bill.  But since it had a kitchen motif, it wouldn't exactly work in the family room!  So out came the burlap for a quick makeover.


I just cut the burlap to fit inside the frame of the picture.  I used fabric glue around the edges.   Now, I have a neutral background to work with (and the black frame that I wanted).

I had this smaller picture in my basement too.  (Y'all should really see it, it's ridiculous.  I should have a basement sale.)  So, I hammered a small nail into the picture (yes, you read that right) and hung the small picture on top of the large picture.  Here is what it looks like now.


The burlap is not perfect, but it doesn't bother me enough to fix it.  If I wanted to, I could add some gimp trim around the edges.  For now, this is fine.

I placed it above the white chest in my family room.  I like the contrast of it against the white walls. 


Now, I was able to use two pictures, that I wasn't using before, in a new way! 

Of course, the old one is now in my basement.  Ha!

Do you like to recycle things to use in a new way? This project didn't cost me a dime.  I wish I could think of more things to do like this.  It's actually fun and I like that I was able to create something that is now unique to my home.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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32 comments:

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love how you re-used two pieces to make a new one...very creative, Kelly! Looks wonderful, too!

Full Circle Creations said...

A great little makeover. It looks great! I never let anything go to waste. I will always find a way to reuse it. And generally for the better.

Holly

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks good like that. You know I recycle and hoard!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love the redo! It looks great with the white dresser.

Sherry said...

That looks so nice. My kind of project:-)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks great Kelly! I have the same problem with my storage room!

NanaDiana said...

Very cute idea. It looks great with the frame in a frame idea. The vignette looks great! xo Diana

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Looks wonderful, Kelly! Great way to go Green.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL, you are so funny, Kelly, but I do the same thing {except I have no basement now so it's under the bed or in the attic}. I LOVE the way this turned out! Such a great idea, too.

Anne said...

Kelly,
LOVE this! You are so smart!!! I love how you reused this.Yes some things I do reuse.But if I just don't know what to do.Or I am done with it all together I donate it to a charitable thrift shop.
xx
Anne

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Who would have thought eh!!
Looks marvelous!!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Very creative I must say..it looks lovely where you have too! xo

Debbiedoo's said...

Love this Kelly! Looks so good like this. I have a pic like that too, in my closet. I have to do this!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great job repurposing, Kelly. It looks great.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I try to reuse frames as often as I can and move things from room to room for a new look. The great thing about black and burlap is that they go with just about anything. Love your white dresser too!

Blanca said...

Kelly; me ha encantado tu nuevo cuadro. ¡Has tenido una estupenda ideaa!. El resultado es muy elegante. Con tu permiso lo publicaré el próximo día 2 en http://almacendeinspiraciones.blogspot.com.es/.Saludos. Blanca

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Great re-purposing, Kelly!! Looks great over this piece! blessings ~ tanna

chateau chic said...

Hi Kelly, Your new picture looks great above your white chest. I really like the whole vignette you created with just the right pop of green in your little bottles. Very lovely!!
Mary Alice

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kelly...I love the way you layered those frames...The burlap is perfect!...You are right...the picture is a great contrast against the white wall...Just love all the textures you created.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I see a trend here! great thinking!

missy said...

What a great look..You are so creative, Kelly

Linda said...

Love you picture. it is so elegant too, It looks wonderful there above the chest too.

Deserae said...

Looks wonderful....you are so creative! Love the vignette on the chest too :o)
~Des

Shelia said...

Kelly, you are the smartest one! How cute this is and it's amazing you thought to do this. Your new picture looks wonderful! You really are so creative and I wish I had a basement to poke things into!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such a simple easy way to update a piece and save money at the save time! I'm loving that. I'll be scouting around the house for some quick fixes of my own!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs,
Patti

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your recycled art looks very chic and stylish hanging on your wall!

Annmarie Pipa said...

looks great! you are so creative! wow.. and the price is amazing..smiles...

Designs By Pinky said...

I LOOOVE it. Love the pop of color against the white. The burlap doesn't bother me either.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

It does look good and you have created a lovely vignette.

SHERRY HART said...

I will bet your basement and raise you my basement! I don't even like to go down there any more....but you outdid your self on this one....I love that the burlap is not perfect!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Awesome craft, looks great!

I am your newest follower!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

What a great transformation!