Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Print: Before and After

I have had this print for about 15 years. For our women's retreat Ruthie Brandt did four canvas prints with verses that went along with our teachings for the weekend. The prints were placed on easels in different rooms. Everyone loved them so much that the church had lithographs made of the prints to sell to the members. Ruthie donated all the profits to our church building fund. I have not found a place for this in our new home mainly because the colors do not really go in our new home, but I do not want to get rid of it, so I decided to change it to work.
I took everything out of the frame, broke the glass (good thing I didn't clean the glass for the before photo!), spray painted the frame black, spray painted the mat beige and put everything back in. I am happy with it. I thought about a more cranberry/deep almost red mat, but I want our bath to be more green with black accessories and it would have drawn a lot more attention with the mat standing out more. I want the room to be very relaxing and calm instead of lively like we partay in the pottyroom.


Valarie Lea said...

It changed it so much, I love it!

Marva said...

Great redo! That is awesome! Blessings