Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pretty Poppy Painting

Here's a fun fact: in high school, I did a lot of painting and sketching. My project for last week's theme on SYTYC had me revisiting an old love. Unfortunately, it totally got me kicked off! Ha!! Here's the post! 

I {heart} the hardware store. My husband and I's finest dates always end with a gander around Home Depot. As fun as it is to spend loads, I wanted to go cheap this go around. It's easy to spend buckets of coin at the hardware store and create something fantastic, but how easy is it to spend almost nothing and still end up with something grand? My venture this week was to spend as little money as possible and still make a useful lovely for my home. Paint stirring sticks are free.....FREE! I got some funny looks when I asked for 12, but I didn't really care. Then I found a lovely vintage botanical clipart (for free!!) and hand painted the image onto my paint sticks using grey metallic paint. It may have been my thriftiest trip to Home Depot to date!


  1. So pretty! Great job! What a great deal!

  2. That is gorgeous!!! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  3. I love it! You did a great job as usual!!!

  4. That is gorgeous! You are quite the artist :)


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