Thrift Store Art Warms My Heart: Crewel Folk Art
Can we please have a moment of silence? Someone’s sweet granny’s house was cleaned out and donated to my local thrift store. They had NO IDEA the awesome treasures they were giving away…
I happily grabbed 3 different pieces of art and I cant wait to share with you how I transformed them to fit in with my decor.
So today we are starting with my favorite. $3.00 ladies and gentleman. $3.00. I cant even imagine the TIME that went into this piece. So thank you Doris Parker. You have made my week.
As you can see in the larger picture above the cobalt blue velvet is in rough shape (especially around the edges), and the frame wasnt quite was I was looking for. Sometimes its good when things look like they came from the Thrift Store and sometimes notsomuch. This was the case of the latter.
I have had a picture hanging in my hallway since the overhaul and while I LOVE the frame and the mat the trellis pattern is a little to mass producey for me.
Lots of things have almost lived there but nothing was the perfect renter. Until Miss Parkers art moved in to the neighborhood.
I VERY carefully removed it from the old frame (it was professionally mounted and had about 100000 teeny nails holding it in.) which was fun.
I decided which part of the design was my favorite (that cute bird) and carefully folded it around the board (I didnt cut it down, just folded the unused design into the back) taped it in and tada! Instant art!
I cant even begin to understand how dear Doris did these flowers:
So what do you think, are you a fan of folk art or does it freak you out?