Art can make a huge statement in a room. However, said statement can be good, or bad, depending on the piece. :) The Sea Spray Condo art fell into the "bad" category.
The canvas shown above was purchased from Roses many moons ago, and was not doing the little beach escape any favors. The wall it is displayed on is quite large, so when we got around to sprucing up the condo, I knew we would need something of similar size. I started shopping and came to find out that large canvases are pricey! We were on a limited budget, so I opted to recycle the old art instead.
If this was an original work, I would not have painted over it. It was an inexpensive reproduction so I didn't feel too guilty. :) I took a few pots of the paint we used throughout the renovation and messily graduated the colors from dark to light, back to front, respectively.
Clearly, not perfect, but it works well as an inexpensive update. Plus, since I used the same paint colors in the space, it sort of effortlessly tied everything in together.
P.S. After eyeing it for months, I scored the little nautical cloche number at Michael's for 70% off this weekend. Great success!