Friday, April 16, 2010

A Refresh

The past couple months I have had zero dollars to yard sale or thrift shop:-( BUT I'm on a huge simplification kick and so it all sort of helps each other out. Two nights ago, I just was frustrated with having things ( I was ready to move into a log cabin with two dresses and a cast iron skillet...but then I remembered that I want to definitely see who wins project runway before I go that far;-) So I just decided that I would find 100 things to donate or give away. It took me 2 hours, but I succeeded. It just was the kick in the butt I needed to get rid of "that dress that I wear only if no laundry has been done in a significant amount of time, and no one is going to see me..." or the THREE belly button rings I found at goodwill for ten cents (new) that I have saved for 4 years, in case I ever need a present for a friend with a belly button ring (this situation surprisingly has not come up yet!). So I got rid of those things I've been keeping around and it felt GOOD. I donated a large garbage bag full, 4 boxes, and a printer.
Anyhow, I still want to always update my makes me feel happy. So with my no money, simplifaction situation, I decided to work on these two precious oil paintings my grandmother gave me for Christmas two years ago.

I adore the fresh green color and the simple subject, but I detest brass frames, so they had not been hung in our house.

So spray painted the frames black and I am in love...they are so me!

I hung them in our hallway which was previously mostly black and white pictures (which I love) but there is something to be said about warming up a space with color.
These did just that. And for zero dollars, I got my fix:-)


  1. The black paint made all the difference in the world. I have all our hanging photos and artwork in black frames! Good job!

  2. You are so awesome - love what you did! You inspire me and I'm an old lady!

  3. Helen Joy - Anonymous is me - Susan McClamrock - I didn't fit into any other categories! HA - And I was praying for both you and Noah during your loss. Mark and I suffered one miscarriage between Barnes and Harrison - :( Love you guys...


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