I say this often; to you and myself… if it speaks to you, don’t pass it up. There are too many times when we bring things home that we think are ho-hum and too many times we leave things behind that we love.
I am a firm believer that you should surround yourself with things that you love and that speak to you… not what is trendy. There are times when you see something that you love but it’s not quite right. If you can bring it home and make it right, then consider grabbing it.
That was the case with these vintage oil paintings I found at the dump reuse centre last fall. I loved the painting but I really, really didn’t like the frames. Frames are an easy fix though so it was an easy decision to bring them home.
Surprisingly, the paintings are by two different artists even though they are very similar in their colours and feel. I have no idea who owned them, but I think they were likely owned by the same person because they are so similar.
The frames of the vintage oil paintings were very dated-looking. It would have been easy to just change out the frames for different ones but I decided to keep them and lighten them up with some paint.
Painting the frames (and fabric matte) was an easy and quick fix. Paint in a light colour instantly makes the colours in the paintings pop and look brighter.
I am so glad I brought them home… even if it did take months and a little paint to get to them updated and added to my vintage art gallery wall.
If you want tips on how to decide what (and what not) to bring home when thrifting, check out this post here…
Don’t forget that the Spring-is-Almost-Here-Sale ended tonight. All virtual classes are 50% off. Grab one and learn something fun and new this spring!
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Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Spring!