I've been staring at these less than desirable pictures for quite some time now. I do actually like the pictures themselves, but since they are meshed together, frame with picture, I really only had one option....
I had to paint them. I did a light sanding (this isn't real wood) and then broke out with the paint.
Once the black was dry, I painted the center an off white.
While the paint dried I cut out the general shape of a rooster and a hen. You can either free hand your chickens on to your picture or find a picture of a chicken that has a shape and size you like, place tracing paper over it and outline it. Cut it out it and you have an outline to go on. You can cut and snip to make it exactly the way you want it.
This project was a little tribute to our flock and all of their hard work laying eggs each day. We won't mention their "paid time off" these last few weeks. ;)
I placed the chicken in the middle of the picture and traced it lightly.
Then, I took a thin tipped paint brush (fancy terms here), outlined the drawing, and then filled it in. I used acrylic black paint.
Once they were dry I hung them up right away. More to do on that to-do list!!
After the looks of things outside...
I still have time to tackle that list!!
For a little more frugal farmhouse decorating, here is a post on our old metal chair using the same idea of painting a rooster, but this time on the seat. And a post on our old farmhouse pantry shown in the photos above.
How about you? Is it still snowing where you are? Got any projects lined up to pass the time till spring?
"Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven."