New Life For a Foliage Embroidered Canvas

A few weeks ago, I scored this awesome framed hand-embroidered canvas artwork at my local Re-Store for $8. And I completely ruined it.

The shot below was taken in the store (next to many other adorable embroidered pieces, unfortunately none which had any sign on them of who made them). I fell in love with the inherent texture and size (it’s 18″ x 24″). And best of all, it was framed and ready to go on a wall.


On the same trip I also found this awesome pale pink paint for $2 which I was itching to get home and use on something. So I brought both items to the check-out without hesitation.

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I’m not sure what I was thinking, but within an hour of getting home, the frame of the embroidered piece’s frame was painted with the pale-Pepto pink, and it looked awful.


Awful, awful, aawful. So once the paint was dry, I immediately news-papered the canvas to protect it, trimmed the edges with painters tape, dusted off my trusty Krylon gold spray paint and got to work.




Hilariously, I wasted two hours only to bring the piece back to its original gold state! Eventually it will be a permanent fixture in the bedroom, but I first have to await my bed from Leon’s (more on my whole bedroom makeover later!) to get here so I know where to place it. Perhaps it’ll find a home over the dresser instead. Decisions, decisions.

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Comments (2)

  • I kind of liked the pink – but you’re right, gold is much, much better!

  • I love the gold clashing with the dark background. Works beautifully and gives the bedroom the kind of dark look that it deserves. One of my biggest pet peeves is very light bedrooms because it’s nearly impossible to sleep well in those.

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