Transform Old Art

Transform Old Art

Adrienne Breaux
Feb 16, 2011

Some of us might have hiding in the back of a closet (or hanging on a wall) an old piece of art that's unattractive/old/creepy/just not our style. We absolutely fell in love with the solution that designer Sally Breer came up with for a piece of art she found in the South Austin home she decorated.

Okay this is the last post about this house tour this week we swear...but you can't deny what a great job Sally did transforming this portrait of a slightly creepy (sorry if it's you or an ancestor!) lady painting into a super awesome painting of a boy scout.

Choosing a bold and easy to paint background—red and white stripes—Sally made her portrait pop. Then, just painting over the lady's hair with a hat and shirt with a boy scout uniform...voila! An awesome boy scout portrait was born. We've seen people completely paint over old canvases to create new art in their home, but frankly, we've always found that idea to be pretty daunting. If we were artists we would just create new art to begin with. But, this subtract and add method of art is something we can get behind!

Do you have any art in your home you could transform into something else quirky, unique and totally customized? Have you already done it? Let us know!

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