Friday, January 7, 2011

Before and After

I had these two pictures hanging in my kitchen for the longest time, and decided they needed a change. I loved them about 6 years ago when we bought them from Target, but my style has changed a bit since then. We needed some new pictures to hang in our bedroom, so I thought I'd use what I already had and give them a makeover. FREE!
All I needed was a bit of paint, a little inspiration(thanks to a Better Homes and Garden Magazine) and a little creativity.
*yes, that is blue painter's tape around the pictures.
And here they are after. It took me about 3 hours of painting, drawing out the design and painting again. Pretty simple and quick makeover. I love how they turned out.


  1. Very cute! LOVE that they were free too - I'm all about free makeovers these days. :)
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

  2. really like the fresh look of those! stopping by from TT&J!

  3. I loooove the after. You did such a good job.
    Thanks for linking up to my Pity Party.

  4. Those look beautiful! I love the style and the colors you used. =]

  5. Love the simpicity of the design you chose! Great job and thanks so much for swinging by and leaving me a sweet comment!

  6. So cute! Did you hand paint those flowers? Excellent job. Love it.

    Have you joined my "our nest" sign giveaway? Ends tonight!

  7. ohhh! So cute! I love the after! Wish i could paint that well haha

  8. beautiful!! these look amazing :) you are extremely talented

  9. Nice job! I do like the after better, you have patience and talent I don't :0)

  10. Hey Tanya,
    Your blog is AMAZING!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading my post on my bookshelves! I'm so happy someone else shares my view on fainting goats!! Hope you are having a great New Year!!

  11. What a perfect transformation....Love the "newness" of them.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Take care,

  12. Wow! These are great! Awesome paint job! I thought you'd used some scrapbook paper when I first saw these.

    Thanks for sharing at last week's Favorite Things Friday. Hope you'll be back tomorrow!

    ~ Kristi