|Picture 1 - Before|
Anyway, she gave the two pictures to me to make them look good again, and here's what I they look like now.
|Picture 1 - After|
They were a pretty easy update. Picture 1 - I took some white spray paint, an old kitchen hardware medallion (touched up with some black spray paint), added some crystal gems to the medallion, and covered the matte board with beautiful blue fabric from the craft store.
|Picture 2 - After|
Picture 2 - This picture was the broken one. I repaired the broken off corner of the frame, the used white spray paint the frame and center, added silver and crystal Xmas ornament, and covered the matte board with another amazing fabric, and ta-da. Totally new artwork for around $5 each.
How did I do that you ask. Well the pictures were given to me so they were free. The medallion I found, oddly enough I found it on the ground one day when I was taking my garbage out. (Yes you heard me right, I found it next to my garbage can. Funny, right?) So again, free. The Xmas ornament was also free because it was a gift to me. The crystal gems on the medallion only cost a $1 from the craft store's bargain bin. The white spray paint was about $3 (only used one can on both, and I had some black spray paint leftover from another project, so I just used it on the medallion to clean it up. And the fabric was only about $3 for a 1/4 yard of each.
So there's my breakdown of the project. My favorite part is when people come over and ask me where I got them. I tell them I made them. Custom artwork on a dime.
Have a great day.