I have had this idea running through my head for a year and just never took the time to execute it. I love the art at Thrift Stores. Its quirky and strange and cheap and has a story to tell. Sort of like me!
I found a ton of great crap. Nothing huge furniture-wise just lots of small things, like those sweet books above for $1.00 each, and I am a little obsessed at how they are sun bleached ombre. I love them.
One of the things that I nabbed for $4.00 was this oil painting:
I have been looking for something that has texture in the picture and this wintery landscape was perfect, it had TONS of texture.
I gave it a few really light coats of Classic Gray. With this type of project you have to do REALLY light coats because you want to keep as much as the texture as possible, texture is your BFF right now.
After my paint dried I used just a basic white acrylic paint mixed with a glazing medium and glazed the picture.
For those that don’t know what that means, sit down my child and let me show you.
Cover the area with your glazing mixture. Make sure that you get in all the nooks and crannies and other such orifices.
With a damp cloth wipe it off in one direction.
Then with a damp cloth go back over and clean it up a little bit more, wiping in the same direction.
Let it dry and if you want it to be heavier go back over it again! (Just remember when you are doing something with such small details to be patient and just know that you might have to glaze it a few times!)
SO easy right? Now you are an official glazing genius!! Congrats!
Also, do you follow me on Facebook?
Cause if you don’t you are SERIOUSLY missing out on awesome stuff, like this little happy nugget of thrift store awesomeness that I shared yesterday….
I mean, HOW could we not buy these?! Finding one was amazing but finding two?! A freakin miracle.
Love Your Guts, Mandi