Spruce Up Your Artwork

~Add an Extra Touch to Some Existing Art~


Are you familiar with “The Pink Palace?” It’s one of my favorite places on Earth. It’s the Don CeSar in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Don Cesar

It’s a luxurious hotel that sits on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s pink. It’s gorgeous. It’s the epitome of rest and relaxation.

One of my favorite aspects of the hotel is the quote that is found above the archway at the entrance. It states,

“Come all ye who seek health and rest for here they are abundant.”


I love it! It sums up what I think about when I think about our summer home. I want to be able to remember that quote daily. So here’s what I did…


When we purchased our beach house, my mother gave me this great canvas as a house-warming gift.

spruce up your artwork

It’s the perfect place to incorporate my new favorite quote!

Spruce up your artwork

Using my Martha Stewart stencils and DecoArt craft paint, I got to work adding a little something extra to my artwork.

Spruce up your artwork

I placed my new canvas at the entrance to my beach house. Just as at the Don CeSar, this wonderful quote greets guests and reassures them of the wonderful rest and relaxation that can be found!

Spruce up your artwork

 Do you have some artwork to spruce up? It’s a quick and easy way to  update existing artwork and create a memorable piece for your home. Go ahead…spruce up your artwork!

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  1. I love that idea!!! Hmmm (just going through my artwork here….) I need to Pin this too, thanks!
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  2. That is such a great idea… I get so tired of pieces sometimes, but they still have a lot of life in them… great idea for changing something up, without getting rid of it… I really like this idea! :) Cute, cute! ((And, I <3 that quote… aahhh! Makes me want to be on a beach somewhere!))
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  3. This is a fantastic idea and a very personal way to welcome yours guests and remind yourself why you are there. I have never thought about adding anything to an existing piece of art but now I am on the look out for something I can add to.
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  4. I love this entry. What a beautiful quote. I never thought of adding a quote to a piece of artwork like that. Just brilliant!!
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  5. Maureen says:

    During my childhood we would vacation on St Pete Beach or in St Pete and always went to the Don Cesar. It is a gorgeous hotel.

  6. dear leslie,
    would love to have a tour of your beach house!

    • Ann,
      Thank you. My beach house is a work in progress. If you look at my menu on the homepage, I have a tab for the Beach House. There are quite a few posts of projects and things.
      Glad you stopped by.

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