Picasso I'm Not

2.25.2013

I'm no Picasso, but when a painting that I ordered was delivered it was not what I was expecting. That is the only bad thing about ordering on line. What I thought was a vintage looking oil was very modern looking because it had a metallic finish. I wish the description had mentioned the metallic finish.

When I shared the master bath hutch change last week some of you noticed the painting on top. Well, it certainly didn't look like this when I first opened the box.

EEK! Some of you who love modern may like this, but nope, not me.

And if one view isn't enough here is another one. I could have painted this and I am not an artist.

So what's a girl to do? Pull out my chalk paint in French Linen Annie Sloan chalk paint and start brushing it over the painting here and there and then dabbing some back off with a cloth.

This is how it looked after adding only the French Linen. It just wasn't enough of a change.

Next I pulled out Old Violet Annie Sloan chalk paint and brushed it on without taking any back off. I like how the Old Violet added some pops of blue to the painting.

After waxing with clear wax it looks good enough to use.


Okay, I know you are tired of seeing the bathroom.

Picasso I'm not, but I think this looks much better than it did before.

Have a super week!

43 comments:

  1. I agree! It looks perfect now. Love how muted it is. That's a neat painting.

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  2. Well Kimcasso, I think you did a good job muting the colors and it looks so good with your hutch, now. Lynda

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  3. Now you probably wish you just did it yourself from the start! Looks like you made the best of a difficult situation. Well Done. -Tonya

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  4. Yep, those first pictures were a little to drab, looks great now. Very pretty on your bathroom hutch!
    Cindy

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  5. It looks great....and professional! Miss you coming by....have a great day!

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  6. Oh I love the before, but your after is so pretty too!! Great job on making it work for you.

    Happy Monday!

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  7. beautiful job and very creative!

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  8. Seriously beautiful. I like rustic but yes, it needed an added touch. What you did was perfect.

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  9. Your bathroom is very beautiful!

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  10. I love how it turned out! How smart!

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  11. Kim, You did a great job in making your painting a masterpiece. What an improvement. I agree the metallic had to go. How disappointing though when you pay for something and it wasn't what you had hoped. You made it fabulous though:)

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  12. Kim,

    I think it looks beautiful! Love the colors much better! I am not a big metallic fan!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  13. Good job Kim, it looks wonderful! Only you could pull this off and make it look wonderful. It looks lovely where you've placed it. XO ~Liz

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  14. Kim,
    It looks great. What a beautiful transformation. It is so pretty on top of the cabinet in your bathroom.
    Kris

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  15. Kim,
    Couldn't you return it? Or was it one of those things you couldn't return?
    Well, you did a good job "fixing" it....glad you could make it work.
    Nancy

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  16. Much better. You did a great job!

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  17. its beautiful and now its truly yours, I always tell people anyone can paint, all you have to do is put your vision on canvas, I think you created a master piece, I think you could have bought a canvas and put what you wanted down right from the start, you did a beautiful job, maybe you have found a new hobby!

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  18. I love how it turned out Kim!! You did an awesome job!! I never get tired of seeing any of your rooms!!

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  19. you are one brave soul. why did'nt you just return it???

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  20. It was purchased from Joss & Main or One Kings Lane and not returnable. It was cheap plus I had a credit.

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  21. You did a good job of making it fit into your traditional style. I like it by the Santos.

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  22. Great job! I like your version better.

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  23. Kim you truly are an artist with a paintbrush and a can of ASCP! What a fabulous transformation. I love the blues and violets. YOu are one brave woman... and my painting hero!!!!

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  24. You are a master of the chalk paint...no doubt about it.

    It looks SO good after your handiwork.

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  25. You sweetened it up. Go you!!!
    Hahahahaa.... luv that you personalized it.
    Hugs, Gee

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  26. Bravo for you! I would have cursed and put it back in the box, intending to ship it back ($%@# shipping charges!) but probably never would have gotten around to it, so my kids would find it someday in a box stuffed in the storage room and wonder where it came from. Ha! I like your solution MUCH better!

    Debbie

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  27. Very creative idea to "fix" the painting, Kim. Looks great.

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  28. You did a great job! I definitely agree that it needed some sprucing up...I'm not much for the modern look either. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Looks great. And you wouldn't know that it wasn't purchased that way. Great save. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  30. OMG, you are BRAVE, girl! I would have been scared to death to touch it but you made it look fabulous!!! I think you ARE a Picasso!!! XO, pinky

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  31. When life gives you lemons, you got to making lemonade! That turned out great, Kim! It looks much better! Sharon

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  32. SO much better! YOu may not be Picasso, but you're a master of transformation, Kim. Kudos!
    xo Heidi

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  33. What a wonderful makeover! The painting looks great.

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  34. I would have never thought to do that...now I think everyone out there who has a similar dilemma are going to break out the chalk paint....great idea and great outcome..it is so much prettier!!

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  35. You're a brave soul...it does look better I just wouldn't have thought about painting over a new painting!!!

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  36. Definitely fits the look of your bathroom - and I could never tire of that bathroom!!
    Kelly

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  37. What a fabulous job you did of the painting, no one would know your not an artist. I am an artist myself and personally would not have known it was not painted by a professional. Like you I prefer to paint what I see, not abstract works. However, I recently painted some abstracts for a house I am selling and was amazed how quickly I could whip something up, it did make me think why am I spending months on a huge painting of a rose and Peony when I could complete an abstract one in an afternoon!

    I think you can call yourself an artist now :)

    Lee

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  38. Oh my goodness and yes it is a painting.

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