One Day

4.20.2012

The other day I shared the loot I came home with from Scott's in Altlanta.

I also told you that I had one more thing to share with you. I went to Scott's to see if a cow painting was still there that I had seen in March. I found the booth and it was gone. The vendor said it sold on Friday morning. So I was two days too late.

I walked up and down the aisles on the hunt for a new picture. It had to be something that worked with the French Country design that I love. First I found a very old painting in its original frame,that was falling apart, and the vendor wanted $250 for it so I kept looking till I spied another painting. There it was. The angels were singing. Well, not really. It was not framed when I found it. It was hanging up high in a corner over a bunch of boxes of beads and jewelry pieces that several women were going through. I asked how much and the vendor said it was $95. Much better price and it is the perfect look that I was going for.  The cow painting I was originally wanting was also $250 so with the money I saved I was able to buy that other loot.

The painting is huge at 30 x 40, but it needed a frame so I went to Hobby Lobby. They had all frames at 50% off again and I found one that I felt would work. They framed the picture for me while I waited and all I had to pay for was the hanger which was a dollar. I couldn't believe they do this for free when you buy one of there frames. They could easily charge five dollars for the hanger they put on this.

Well, after it hung for ONE DAY and I kept looking at it I knew it needed to be changed. The black shiny look was just not right. It needed to be old and worn looking so out came the chalk paints and waxes.

I grabbed my can of Co Co and painted two coats on. Then I took the Antibes and just painted it on here and there to make it look like it had been painted several times and the worn layers were showing the different colors.

As I applied the Antibes, which I did not take pictures of this step, I took a damp paper towel and rubbed it to take some back off and to blend it and I rubbed hard enough to make some of the black show. Then it was waxed with clear and dark wax.


Here are a few close ups of the finish so you can see the layers.





Thought I would share a couple of close ups of the painting. Of course there has to be chickens.

Mr. Savvy asked me what this guy is doing and I said it looks like he is shaving the hay to make the thatch to me.



Here it is in the black.



And the new look.



 Yes, the cow canvases have been moved. 
There is another change in the breakfast room to share and that is why all the close ups. I know how y'all like to look and peek. 

I was looking at this painting and was thinking it may need something added to each side such as plates, brackets and plates, antlers, copper, etc. So I emailed my friend Alison for her professional opinion and she said she would not add anything and just let this painting be the star. 
Thanks, A.

Mr. Savvy came in after his half day at work and looked at the painting and yelled out, " I knew it wouldn't stay black. ONE DAY is all it took!"
He thinks he is so smart. We don't encourage him.

Joining the following:

Wow party still going here.

87 comments:

  1. You are a master at shabby or distressed painting!

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  2. It looks so much better your way. You really have a knack for that painting technique.

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  3. Mr. Savvy and Mr. Antiquechase would get along! I always have my Mr. help me move furniture and then I ask "do you like it here? or did you like it better over there?".... he just smiles....

    Finally one day, when moving furniture AGAIN, I asked my question... "do you like it here or over there?"

    Then, he smiled and said "What difference does it make where I like it?? we are going to move it again next week"...

    LOL

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  4. Oh and I love the painting and the update to the frame. I don't have Coco, but I have French Linen and I think they are close in color.

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  5. The new color is fabulous. The picture is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love the painting. Great choice of frame and the finish you did is fabulous. Really well done!

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  7. What a lovely painting Kim, and I do love the new and improved frame! So glad Mr. Savvy is feeling well enough to be back at work part time!

    Kat

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  8. That frame absolutely needed to look worn and old and you did it! It is fantastic!

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  9. I think it fits in perfectly with it's new look!

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  10. It is perfecto now Kim. You made it your own!

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  11. Kim love the new painting and you know I love the frame. I loved those canvas too. Can't wait to see where you moved them.

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  12. Kim- What a GREAT painting. I LOVE the frame now. You are right- the black was just too stark and this blends it right in so you see the picture. It actually expands the feel of the whole thing. I like the idea of it standing alone, too.

    HLobby is great with their framing, aren't they? Love it! xo Diana

    ps. I wouldn't encourage the old boy either- give them a little snicker and they have to go for a belly laugh-

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  13. Kim, I love the new painting. I cannot believe the difference painting the frame made. Unbelievably beautiful!

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  14. The new "old" finish is a much better fit for your painting.

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  15. Love the paiting...Love the frame....can't wait to see what you have changed up!

    Lou Cinda

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  16. I like the new color you added to the frame. Where did you end up putting the cow canvases?

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  17. I really like the new color on the frame! And I agree with Allison....the painting looks incredible by itself :)

    blessings,
    karianne

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  18. Hi Kimmie! You're amazing! I love your new painting and how you changed the color on the frame. Yep, you're amazing!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  19. Kim,
    The new look is much better. The color is basically the same as my china cabinet. Love your new picture.

    BTW-I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award yesterday. When you get a chance please stop by my blog to read about it. Don't know if you've ever received it or not, but thought you very deserving of the award.

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  20. Kim the transformation is spot on, it totally changes the picture with a much richer look.

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  21. I love your new painting and you were totally right to paint the frame. It looks great with the colors you chose. While I would out shopping with the other Penny I bought a painting at the Screen Door that I know you are going to love...I am posting it in a few days. It needs a frame too, but I will have to wait for a while to get one...

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  22. Just what it needed! You are good! I love it~perfect.
    Debbie

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  23. Great painting Kim. I love the color of the frame and the perfect place where you hung it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  24. The European oil painting is just stellar. I adore big hay bales myself but the olive bucket still haunts me-I just showed it to Joe.

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  25. The frame looks awesome after you painted it...Mr Savvy was right...but don't tell him I said so! hugs, Linda

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  26. Hey Kim,

    You are so creative with that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™...love the new restyled frame.

    Well done
    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

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  27. Love the new look to your picture the painting stands out now instead of the black frame. You have such good luck finding all these wonderful bargains. hugs ~lynne~

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  28. This is perfect for the space Kim. I agree the aged paint technique is so much better suited. It brings out the colors of the painting. Great find!!

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  29. WOW, what a great transformation! The frame truly does look original to the painting! I have the instinct that the black doesn't look right, but I wish I had the courage and talent to apply paint treatment and wax. You surely have the knack for it!

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  30. Kim, that's a great picture! it looks wonderful with your decor. Glad Mr savvy is feeling better...I have a "smarty pants wanna be decorator" who lives here too...thank goodness my hearing is fading over the years.....
    Blessings, Lorraine

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  31. The new color on the frame goes so much better with the painting, Kim. I've got to get some of the newer ASCP colors.

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  32. The power of paint! It looks amazing in the newly painted frame, what a great find:)

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  33. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow but dont see Twitter or Facebook??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great weekend.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  34. I just love your painting--and the beautiful remake of the frame. You have such a talent with paint and color. The painting appears richer and deeper with the colors you chose on the frame. Fantastic as usual-I am never disappointed in your blog posts...

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  35. Kim,
    You did a fab job on that frame.Those colors really make that picture stand out.How lucky for you to have found that photo even though the other was gone.
    Anne

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  36. Hey Kim! I love your new finds! I just bought an olive bucket, too in Canton this month :)
    I've been wanting to join your party...and finally did this week! Thanks for hosting!
    Have a great day!

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  37. Love it, and the frame is perfect now!

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  38. Kim!!! It looks GREAT!!!
    I laughed out loud about Mr. Savvy comment, hahahahaha!
    Our husbands... they have to have a sense of humour!!!
    I lovd the colors you used, I don't have these colors!! I gravitate towards blues, grays and whites... I need to brunch out...
    I agree with your friend, let this picture be the star!!!

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  39. I love it Kim - but I am going to be the odd one out and say - 'go with your instinct'. You have good instincts and you thought that it might need something around it and I agree. It will still be the star!

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  40. The painting looks much better with the frame painted and by itself on the wall so don't second guess your choices (not that I'm an expert!).

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  41. Wow, it new colour really looks great with the painting.
    Good colour selections!

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  42. You amaze me how quick you are to get at projects! I like the new color too! Beautiful painting!

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  43. Kim, I just love paintings like this that depict farm life. And of course, your paint job makes the frame perfect!
    I am about to order several different sample pots of ASCP to do small projects. I am going to go through your chalk paint posts to help me decide on colors. There are just so many to choose from!

    Angie :)

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  44. LOL.....but isn't that the way it is? They always think they know exactly what we are going to do!

    I really liked the black frame but the new color.....love it. You do great work.

    Have a great weekend.

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  45. Ahh, finally:) LOVE the color you painted the frame, it's perfect! XO, Pinky

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  46. Oh! I think what you did to the purchased frame adds so much more to the painting. Great and clever job!

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  47. Much, much better. I have the coco, now need to get the antibes. Lori

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  48. What a great picture, Kim, and you were absolutely right, it needed that color of frame. It just shines, now!
    Fabulous!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  49. Love the painting and I don't blame you for changing the color. The black didn't do a thing for it. The color you gave it is perfect and really enhances the painting. Nice job, Kim!
    Babs

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  50. It looks great, Kim. Your finish on the frame compliments it well.

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  51. Great painting, love it and the chickens are perfect. The frame looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  52. You are a genius with layering paint colors! I learn so much from you. The colors you chose accentuate the painting so well.

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  53. What a fabulous find! The painting is beautiful...and it reminds me of a scene you would find on toile. Doesn't get more french than that. The paint effect definitely adds to the rustic look. Thanks for sharing.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  54. Kim! You are SO talented and have such an amazing eye for treasures. I love the new frame color/finish.

    Again, such a talent!

    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Samantha :-)

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  55. Very pretty. The frame is a work of art itself! Well, at least your hubby pays attention! lol

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  56. LOVE THE PAINTING!!! And you were spot on with painting the frame.

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  57. Kim that is a fabulous painting! I love the little roos in it. Thanx for coming to party at my place! Hope your week is going well!

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  58. What a great find. Good for you. I do love the distressed frame that you did. Very nice, indeed.

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  59. A lovely painting, Kim! It really is amazing how you can change the feeling, with a paint color change!

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  60. Well, it may have only been black for one day, but it DOES look much better Kim-i-fied! BTW, I was at the beach last week when you posted about the snake thing, and I didn't want to type a comment on my phone. I use to have a pond behind my house growing up, and the snakes would come and get on our door b/c they would cool themselves on the bricks. When I was little, I went to open our screened door and a copperhead fell from the top of the door down, hit my arm, and half of it was caught in our house, and the other half out. I have been terrified ever since. Then, we had two black snakes that got beside the door. I went to open the door and saw the one through the screen, and the other we saw when we pulled up to the house. I write this to say, just be very careful where you step. We've already had a copperhead within a foot of our garage this year, and had 2 by it last year, and one got in the garage somehow. If we had them as long as what you have by that pond, I would have to move. I write this just to say, be very careful where you step and especially when your grandchildren are around.

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  61. Beautiful! You really are a talented artist!

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  62. What a fabulous painting! I would have snatched it up as well!!!

    I have a guess that you changed up you window treatments! I also switched out my red window panels in our kitchen and gathering room to lighter more neutral oatmeal linen panels and I LOVE it!!!! Am I right?? :-)

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  63. Your painting is just perfect- what a find and what a deal! I love what you did with the frame. I had no idea HL would frame for free. I've bought frames there before and took home & did it myself- now I know better! Oh, and your hubby's response is priceless- love it!

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  64. Love the finish on the frame. It looks great with the painting.

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  65. Looks fantastic, oh Painter Queen....:)
    If you have changed out the red plaid curtains, I am gonna just die. :)

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  66. Your frame came out nice. It's amazing how much nicer it looks. I also love the chickens.
    ~Clara

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  67. so much better with your re-painted frame. You see the picture more, and the frame is beautiful too.

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  68. Hi Kim,

    I love how you painted the frame. It's beautiful now!

    Dee

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  69. The style you can coax out of a piece is amazing! This once black frame is a masterpiece. Very beautifully done, Kim!
    The chicken's look happy in your house!

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  70. Kim, you did good. That was a great price for a painting that size and your friend was right. It stands alone beautifully. It's gorgeous....the painting and its new housing. xo

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  71. My new favorite saying is now... "what's it look like I'm doing..I'm shaving the hay to make the thatch".

    That should shut up anyone if I am busy on a project.

    ~Bliss~

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  72. I know that this is going to sound crazy but if you need reading glasses like I do and scroll down to the last couple of pictures, doesnt the haystack, begin to look like Mr. Snuffaluffagus from Sesame Street? =o) Like the pic though... and the frame! =o)

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  73. I love the farm painting and the new frame color! I collect cow pictures so I know how happy you must have been to find this one.

    Gretchen

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  74. Looks great in it's "olden-ish" frame!
    CAS

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  75. It looked good black but it's GORGEOUS the new way!! Great job!

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  76. Love that frame. Thanks for the tips!

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  77. Mr. Savvy knows you so well. Isn't it annoying when husbands are so right? I do love the picture and changing the frame was the right move.

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  78. I just found your blog and fell in love! I am your newest follower... and I believe a fellow Atlanta dweller? I hope you enjoy your weekend. Jalon

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  79. Well here I am, No. 81. You did a fabulous job here...I love it. And what a deal for the painting.

    ♥charlotte

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  80. Ha, ha, ha, they know our case!! It's gorgeous, and the work was well worth it to make the frame so much prettier!!

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  81. I adore that picture, Kim, and you did such a beautiful job with the chalk paint. And I do prefer the chalk paint to the original black. It brings out the lovely tones in the painting but also "disappears" so as not to detract from it. I saw a wonderful program on PBS once about the people who make the frames for museums... they said the most difficult thing is to make it beautiful, but to make sure it's not so beautiful that people look at the frame before they look at the picture. "We make things we hope people really won't see." I always think of that now when I choose frames!

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  82. Oh Kim, I am in love with your new painting! You got a great deal, and I really LOVE what you did with the frame!
    I guess your hubby know you pretty well by now! :-)
    Hope he is feeling better, and continuing to recover.
    Have a great weekend!
    xo-Lisa

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  83. Oh yes, I see what you mean....black wasn't bad, but the new paint treatment was excellent....and a good description of how you did it! Very cool...I will try this on a piece...maybe I will find one this weekend!
    Nancy

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  84. Try not to be jealous of my verbal skills, but this is definitely "yummo" now :)

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  85. Love the painting. If you ever decide to change it out, let me know. The thatched cottages in Ireland are absolutely my favorites and that picture it great. The repainted frame is much better. The black made it look too modern. Great job!

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  86. Love the drafting stools - and the frame looks fabulous! Of course, the painting is amazing on it's own - great find.

    Mr. Savvy and my hubs would be BFF's! He tolerated me leaving a gigantic tree branch (which took up our whole patio) outside for months. He kept asking if he could toss it - I kept saying no, I have plans for it!

    Well, yesterday, I broke down and let him toss it (but not before cutting off a few branches and hiding them inside)!!
    Kelly

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