It's been a long time since I have participated in Paint Party Friday.
Although I really haven't been painting much lately.... I do have some thing to share from the past.
A few years ago I got a bug up my butt about the plain valance above my sink in
the kitchen of our beach house. So I set out to find a cheap way to change it.
I didn't have a full arsenal of supplies with me so I had to put my tinkering cap on.
I was able to get a sample of wallpaper border at a local big box store.
I also picked up four small paint samples in medium tones of green, blue, brown, and a white.
but I didn't like the fact that the repeat was so apparent
That second cluster of palm trees had to go.
so with a a few paint samples, alot of mixing of color,
and a pitcher of margaritas,
I was able to cover the unwanted trees and a few of the
beach umbrellas too.
I also added some highlights and more vegetation so the remaining clusters of trees
no longer looked so "matchy - matchy"
Here it is back up above the window
unless you look real close , I don't think you can tell it started as a piece of wallpaper
all for less than $10 !
Now I need to do something about those tacky blinds.
So here it is again before and after
and now it lives in a tiny beach cottage above a sink
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