Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Tale of Two "Paintings" Part Deux

If you happened to catch yesterday's post you know there was a painting I purchased here which was weighing on my mind. And if you've spent any time around here you know two other things about me. I worship (I mean love) glitter and I often times cannot leave something in the same state in which I found it!

So earlier this week I got the urge to create for a show coming up and headed into the garage where I knew I had two pictures from an auction several months back. They were bad. I knew they were bad but the frames had potential and I was ready to do some magic similar to the one here and/or here.

Off I trotted and grabbed one off the shelf. Brought it inside, flipped it over and lo and behold...

There it was. The VERY SAME IMAGE. Ha. I am not crazy (well that's actually an issue for another moment) and of course the GW painting seemed familiar. Now this is obviously not a real painting and has spent a long time cooped up in a house. It was surely whiter when it began life but I firmly believe these are salvageable.

So I ever so happily dug out my glitter, stash of vintage jewelry and lace bits to doll these ladies up. Voila!

What do you think? Glittered flowers on her hat and a brooch on her collar. It's almost done. I thought it was done but something else kept nagging me. So this afternoon I'm adding lace to her skirt and then sticking a price tag on her. Because if I don't price it I'll keep tinkering and NEVER be done. Linking to: Tuesdays Treasures


Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's just gorgeous!!!

very merry vintage style said...

How fun! Love how you dressed them up. Thanks for linking to my Share the Love party!
PS-I love glitter too!

Queenie said...

Lovely transformation...loving the little piece of lace you added and the vintage tiny brooch too...makes this an extra special find :)
Big hugs,

Linda said...

This is so fun...I love the whimsy!

Diann said...

That is so fun and a wonderful transformation! Thank you for joining TTF! I hope you are having a great weekend!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

what a fun and creative idea! love it! thanks for sharing :)