I love old musical instruments. I find them fascinating and I love to decorate with them. I once did a whole Christmas tree themed around old musical instruments. I wish I had some photos to show you, but that was long before blogging.
This project was destined for the musical wasteland. The strings were long gone. The piece that holds the strings is long gone and there is a huge crack down the middle of the front. So where do old worthless violins go when they are gone but not forgotten? They become advertisements for violin lessons.
I went through an old music periodical from around 1900, and I found some old ads for violin lessons. I used the ads for my inspiration. I simply painted the violin with black paint and used some small scale stencils from Michael's to get my words on to the project. Then I came back in with my fine point white paint pen and went over the letters. They are not perfect, but I love that I saved this old instrument from the trash. I think it makes an interesting decorating piece. What do you think?
Thanks so much for visiting. I do hope you find some inspiration of your own here.
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