Elisabeth has had a little cold so I’ve been trying to keep her busy inside. Her favorite toys and games are getting old. She really just wants to go outside. I’ve noticed her not-so subtle hints like putting on her coat and pounding on the patio door.
I had to pull out all the stops. It’s time to paint.
A few weeks ago, I found a piece of artwork in the garage. It was up at our old house but it doesn’t really fit the décor here. I moved it to the garage sale/donation pile. After a second thought, I realized I could upcycle the artwork and make it into something we wanted.
First, I painted over the original print with white paint that had primer in it. I let it dry and hauled it in for Elisabeth to make her own masterpiece.
I chose the colors and dabbed some paint for her right on the canvas.
She was so excited!
When she decided she was done, I cleaned her up and wiped off the frame. In hindsight, I should have just covered it with painters tape.
She disappeared for a moment and then came racing back to the kitchen crying. Apparently, I missed a smudge of paint on her forearm.
This was a really fun project. I admit I was worried about paint everywhere and the clean up, but it went really well. Now I’ll be on the lookout for great frames that could use some updated artwork.