"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
By far one of my favorite lines from Pride & Prejudice! I bawl like a baby at this point every time! So, to honor my love of literature and of love itself-I took on a project!
When my hubby and I first moved in, the realtor gave us a huge canvas painting. It was pretty modern with red poppies on a lime green background. The was nothing wrong with it except it had a small 6" cut around the bottom corner. It hung in our Realtor's office, but when it got messed up she gave it to us-and replaced it with the exact same print! What a waste really. BUT, I don't mind getting a $200 canvas I can customize myself for free!
The print hung in out new house for a few months until we filled our home with stuff that was more our style. Then it hang in our garage for 3 years until this week!
So I covered the canvas with old book pages. I just went to the junk store and found some yellowing book from the 60's that I had never heard of before. It was a bit hard to tear up a book like that, but they weren't being loved on anyways.
I applied the paged with Elmer's Spray Adhesive. I thin sealed the whole piece with about three coats of matte Valspar Sealer.
I wanted the piece to look like a scribbled love letter, so i just free handed the lettering. I am not a painter by any means!
Once it was finished, I wasn't too thrilled with how messy it looked. So I went over the lettering again, and was very pleased with that! It looks a lot darker and smoother.
Here is it on my wall! I love, love, love it! Even the hubs was impressed. This project definitely took some time, but it was definitely worth it!
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