One of my favorite home decorating projects has been this
The store version was $550.
My grand total was under $5.
It started out at this large canvas that I purchased for $1.
Most people don't see the potential and wonder why anyone would want this old super 70's painting for their home.
I am always on the lookout for large pieces of artwork that I can transform.
They are getting harder to come by, but I did happen on to this landscape scene for $7.
The frame is what drew me in.
I purchased it at an estate sale and the lady was surprised that I wanted to purchase it.
She told me that her mother painted it years ago.
She said to me "I'm so glad that someone can take this and appreciate it."
Little did she know what my plans were!
I ended up sanding down the paint on the picture to make a smooth surface and painted over the whole picture with a few layers of chalkboard paint.
While I'm not appreciating the picture the way that it was intended, I think I actually like the end result 1000x's better!
Can't you just see fun quotes, grocery lists, drawings and chalkboard art all over the new version?