Dollar Store Picture To Designer Inspired

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I bought this picture to practice painting flowers. It was in my garage for over a year. I never used it and it was going to waste. When I saw Debi Rigg repaint and update a painting on her Facebook page, I had to give it a try. Her Facebook page is Studio MD AZ. Go and follow her because she has GREAT ideas!

I don’t mean the artist any harm. Sometimes our tastes change and our home decor changes so we have to update and refresh the items that we have. I am all about changing and upscaling and redesigning. I wanted this little picture to match my back patio. My patio is black and white. With accents of red or sometimes yellow. That is why I choose to make the flowers red. They were pale pink to begin with. I changed the vase from a blue to designer inspired black and white checked. Please keep scrolling for more pictures and details.

Dollar Tree Art Transformation

Below is the closest picture that I have to a BEFORE picture. I had already put one coat of white over the blue vase.

The vase was about the same color as the blue on the right side of the table.
In this picture, I had added some red to the flowers and I had began my vertical stripes. I just eyeballed it. It’s not perfect, but the vase wasn’t perfect to begin with either. All about the PERFECTLY imperfect!
I laid out my pattern and put some gold drag highlights.
All finished.

It took me a few weeks to finish up. I would let it dry and then come back to it in-between other projects. I did seal it with Triple Thick for a high gloss finish. I added more gold leaf paint to the flowers at the very end. Try NOT to seal over Gold Leaf Paint.

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Budget Friendly Nativity Wreath

Have you ever seen a nativity on a wreath? I don’t think I have. But why not?

Some Nativity Scenes are really expensive. I found this one I think at Dollar General. My Mom painted it all white and then outlined the edges in metallic goldish bronze to create a shadow affect and make the silhouettes stand out more. She painted the Star all Gold.

I bought the evergreen wreath from Walmart for about three dollars. I think the nativity costs two dollars and the ribbon costs less than one dollar. So for six dollars you have a great decoration for your door, window or other places in your home.

I think Nativity Scenes are great to have somewhere in your house for the Christmas Season. The birth of our Savior is the reason for the season.

She wired the nativity scene to the wreath and made gold bows. We made the bow at the bottom and put a gold bow HANGER at the top with another bow. We had other bows all around the wreath but decided to take those off since they interfered with and took away from the Nativity.

It doesn’t show up very well against my white door in pictures (in real life it does) so I hung it up on my bricks outside for a better view. My front door has too much glass. I wanted to do it justice because for so little money it really turned out elegant.

I think you would find making this craft is very therapeutic. Lord knows my Mom and I have been stressed out this year. She had throat cancer and after she went through all her treatments and received good news the cancer was gone my Stepdad passed away from heart failure. She said she would go crazy if she didn’t have something like this to do.

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