New Life For a Foliage Embroidered Canvas

New Life For a Foliage Embroidered Canvas

A few weeks ago, I scored this awesome framed hand-embroidered canvas artwork at my local Re-Store for $8. And I completely ruined it.

The shot below was taken in the store (next to many other adorable embroidered pieces, unfortunately none which had any sign on them of who made them). I fell in love with the inherent texture and size (it’s 18″ x 24″). And best of all, it was framed and ready to go on a wall.


On the same trip I also found this awesome pale pink paint for $2 which I was itching to get home and use on something. So I brought both items to the check-out without hesitation.

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I’m not sure what I was thinking, but within an hour of getting home, the frame of the embroidered piece’s frame was painted with the pale-Pepto pink, and it looked awful.


Awful, awful, aawful. So once the paint was dry, I immediately news-papered the canvas to protect it, trimmed the edges with painters tape, dusted off my trusty Krylon gold spray paint and got to work.




Hilariously, I wasted two hours only to bring the piece back to its original gold state! Eventually it will be a permanent fixture in the bedroom, but I first have to await my bed from Leon’s (more on my whole bedroom makeover later!) to get here so I know where to place it. Perhaps it’ll find a home over the dresser instead. Decisions, decisions.

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Sabrina Smelko

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