Show and Tell

For Kelli's Show and Tell, I'm sharing a large painting in our breakfast nook.
It also has a story I will tell you about.

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The large painting above almost covers the whole wall! It's too tall for me to measure it! My husband bought this painting for his first wife, who passed away many years ago. He later gave it to me because it is a tea time scene. It had colors I no longer use - peach and aqua. The picture below is a snapshot showing it behind the "Florida style" sofa in our old house (actually it is on the sofa in this picture, I quickly snapped the picture when we were moving because I had sold the sofa and wanted a picture before it was gone and instead of hanging it up again (it's too big for me to handle) I snapped the picture with the painting sitting on the sofa back and leaning against the wall! I said all that to say: look at how the colors match the sofa it is sitting on!

Now take another look below at how the painting is today, see how the colors have changed:

When we moved into this house with the golden yellow walls, I decided to repaint the peach colored flowers, they are now yellow! I also added a deeper purple to the wisteria vine, and repainted the orange cups to yellow.

We are going on a spring break getaway this coming week. I'm hoping to leave you with a home tour Saturday of my friend's house. She is a great decorator, she does her own upholstery, window treatments, pillows, etc. If you enjoy getting ideas from touring other people's homes, please return tomorrow, you'll see lots of "eye candy!"

Have a great week!
God Bless.



Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Katherine, I like what you did with the painting, much brighter. Thank you for sharing.Have a great trip

ceekay said...

Great job changing the colors! Have a great time visiting..and can't wait to see the pretty house!

Jadehollow said...

Katherine.. You did an awesome job repainting the flowers. I also wanted to comment on your grandsons scrapbook page .. That is so precious! Your friend did a great job and that picture of Caden is just perfect.
Have a Blessed & Safe weekend.

Lora said...

What a clever way to re-do something!

A Hint of Home said...

Well, aren't you the clever one. Great idea on saving the pic and making it match your decor, too.
Very pretty!

playsdolls said...

You did a great job of repainting the picture and it looks so much brighter with the beautiful yellow flowers.I also want to say I love the Scrapbook page of your grandson,it must be the most beautiful page I have ever saw.

Kathy said...

You are just so clever, Katherine. I love what you did with the painting to make it fit in with your new color theme. Great post!

Spruce Creek Farm said...

I'm not talented enough to even attempt that! I would of messed it up! You did a great job on it.

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing transformation. I like 'em both, but I think the yellows and warm colors used sets off the ambiance better, don't you?

Mine is posted....Birthday boys, teenage, elves and such....oh my!!!

Come on over and say howdy! You know, I do love your company! Happy Friday.

Schotzy said...

YOu have quite the talent there! Thanks for sharing!

Honeycombmama said...

It's a very lovely painting and I like the yellow against that wall too:) Thanks for sharing and safe travels
Gina Jo

Clif said...

Katherine, if you will not be around for a few days, it might be a good idea to send me your mailing address just in case you win the book on forgiveness. If I don't get the info. in three days I have to select someone else. The giveaway ends Sunday and winners will be notified by Monday. My email is at the top, right side of my blog.

Susan B said...

A beautiful painting! The yellow looks lovely, it really transforms the picture. Thank you for sharing.

Fifi Flowers said...

How nice it would be to actually sit in that painting looking out to the sea!

Janice said...

Wow, can't believe you repainted those flowers, a real labour of love.

Susie Homemaker said...

Katherine...that was a wonderful idea...does your husband like it? It seems to be more vibrant...I love it!


Linda C said...

Awesome! You transformed the look completely:) I never would have attempted it--maybe had my dil do it:)

Thanks for showing us your creativity and good taste in decorating!

Linda C

Lisa Ann said...

You did a wonderful job changing the colors! It's beautiful!

Mary said...


I love the repainted colors. You did an awesome job. I would have never attempted anything like that. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful painting.


Kelli said...

It's so beautiful and looks perfect where you have it! Enjoy your spring break!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous redo of this awesome painting, Katherine!!! Love it.


Love Bears All Things said...

Wow! It looks like a totally different painting. I like it much better now. I'm glad you kept it. I like the lattice and wicker. It gives the impression of light and air.
Mama Bear