Have you ever found the almost perfect piece of artwork, but it didn’t quite match your decor? Maybe it had a bit of gold in it, or other color that just didn’t quite work. Maybe you ordered something online, and when you saw it in person it just wasn’t quite right. It can be so frustrating! Well, you won’t have that problem any longer if you follow this easy post on How to Redo Artwork to Match Your Decor! Just knowing how to do this easy fix will broaden your artwork search, you can more easily find art in thrift stores on on clearance and redo them to match your decor!
What to Look For:
When looking for a piece of artwork that you can redo to match your decor, you need to keep a few things in mind. First of all, it needs to be the size that you need. Secondly, unless you are an artist, it should have the basic look that you want. And third and most important, look for artwork that is not framed in glass, or that the frame can easily be taken apart without destroying the piece.
I found this picture at Hobby Lobby, and it was the perfect shape, perfect tone of wood on the frame, and even better-the perfect price! It was on clearance for $9.99! I liked the abstract, water-color, beachy vibe of it, but the colors weren’t quite right. It had a bit too much blue and green for my decor, but I knew it would be easy to redo it to match my decor!
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All you need for this easy project is some craft paint in the colors you want to use, a few basic paint brushes, a paper plate, something to stir the paint with if you have to mix colors, and a jar or bowl of water.
1) Use painters tape to tape along the frame to prevent paint getting on your frame. (I neglected this part, and ended up getting a little paint on my frame!)
2) If you don’t have the exact colors you want, it’s very easy to mix colors to get the exact shade you are wanting. I wanted to lighten up the tan color quite a bit, so I just mixed it with white.
3) Start painting! Since my painting had a watercolor look, and I was using acrylic craft paint, I knew I needed to come up with a way to water down the paint without making it drippy. I wet the brush before dipping into the paint color, painted over the area that I wanted changed, and then went over it again with a clean wet brush. This technique worked perfectly for me.
If your painting has a more oil-painted or not water color look, just use the craft paint directly without water.
4) Unless you want to paint your own design, just stick to the areas that you want to change. If you want to completely redo the whole thing, go for it! You can even prime over the whole thing and start from scratch!
It’s that easy! Just follow this easy post on How to Redo Artwork to Match Your Decor, and never be frustrated by searching for art again!
Heidi | The Frugal Girls says
I am always on the lookout for new budget home decor tips and tricks. this really is such a fabulous idea and so affordable too.
It’s so hard to find art that completely goes with my look, so this was out of necessity!