Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New look for old picture

This picture was the one in one of my previous posts Corner cabinet redo
After painting the furniture in the sun room all white,
the picture of my hubbies beloved Scottish mountains and highland cattle
was too dark.

So I wanted to do something to lighten it up without damaging the picture

I painted the frame white and had the picture remounted with
a blue grey surround,which is a little lighter than it appears here.

We are so happy with the lighter look
I think the actual picture shows up better too.

Sorry about the glare,couldn't get the pic without it.

I am joining all my usual linky parties and some new ones this week
Happy blogging
x jeanetteann


Alessandra said...

I love white especially for the frame. You did a wonderful job!!!

Kays Kids said...

A new life to a beautiful painting. Lovely.

Rosetta said...

Tutto molto carino!Baci,Rosetta

Sassy Southern Lady said...

It works great! I love to redo and reuse things that are special to me.

Anonymous said...

it looks heaps better Jeanette,well done.xx

Ana said...

Isn't it amazing the big difference a little paint can do? I agree with you Jeanetteann, I think the image shows up better with the lighter colors. It looks great. Wishing you a wonderful day.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--that really lightened it up and made it prettier. Great makeover!

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Jeanette......I love the way you have given new life to your Husband's painting.........Stunning...
Barb xx

Kathy Moreland said...

The frame and mat are the perfect compliment to your picture and you wall. Beautifully done.

Rhissanna said...

Now the focus is on the picture, it looks really nice like that.

Nancy said...

A perfect solution to reworking the painting to fit in with your new whites. I love it!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Jeanetteann, it's amazing how doing such a small thing updates the picture so much. Love the lighter look. Oh, I hope to travel to Scotland some day. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Doni said...

Oh what a lovely idea!! The picture looks wonderful that way...and I'm going to outright steal your idea!!! I have beloved picture in a nasty fake metal frame that I've kept for every because I love the picture....but NOW....hmmmmmmmmmmm you've got my brain really wizzing right now!!
Great job!!!

Diann said...

That turned out lovely. It is amazing how paiting and changing the color completely changed the look of the picture. thank you for sharing at TTF.