Hello, everyone. We mentioned in this post a few weeks ago that we spent some time in DC with our son and daughter-in-law, Josie. She has great taste and is making their home a cozy and inviting spot. She loves a good estate sale, and we happened to find one on the Saturday afternoon when I was there. I found a set of great water colors for next to nothing. It was just a few hours until the sale ended, and they were at the “make an offer” point. I made a ridiculously low offer, and it was accepted. Don’t you just love when that happens? I sure do!
The actual art was in great condition, but the mats and frames needed some TLC.
I started by going to Hobby Lobby and having them cut two new mats for me, this time in a flat black. Then I mixed up some green using paints I had on hand and painted one side green. That little step gave me the option of having two mat colors to use. I used the green first, but I will have the option of using the black if I ever want to move them to another room or if I get tired of the green.
I freshened up the frames with some black spray paint.
Then it was just a matter of putting them together and hanging them. I am really pleased with the way they look in our guest room. The wall is a very, very soft yellow and the green goes nicely with it.
Have you had any great scores at yard sales, garage sales, auctions, estate sales, etc. this summer? We would love to hear about them.