When you think about unique, original artwork to hang in your home, most of us don’t rush out to shop at Kmart.
But a German Shepherd owner named Trish bought a twelve-dollar framed canvas print from Kmart and commissioned her GSD Daisy to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art that is proudly on display over Trish’s fireplace.
Here is how Daisy’s masterpiece happened.
“Please DO try this at home,” Trish wrote on the Kmart Hacks & Decor page.
“I needed a change of art.
“I taped up the frame, whitewashed canvas, poured on some paint, covered it in two layers of cellophane, spread some peanut butter over it, and set Miss Daisy to work!
“She did a fabulous job for her first attempt!”
Trish’s hack went viral on the Kmart Hacks & Decors Facebook group, with hundreds of Kmart fans praising Daisy’s work.
Here are some of the comments:
“This is the best thing I have ever seen.”
“That is so amazing. You should sign it with her paw print as well. Very memorable.”
“This is the best hack EVER, Daisy. You are a legend!”
Many said they wanted to try the idea with their own dogs.
“I love this! My pups will be doing some art this weekend,” wrote one member.
Said another: “Now I need to make my dogs do one each!”
Ready to make your dog the next Pawcasso? Here are the supplies you need.
Trish bought a framed print that required her to tape the frame and paint over the printed design to provide a clean white background.
Using this method, you need:
- Stain-blocking primer paint, like Kilz, to cover the graphics.
- Painters tape
The benefit is having a framed, ready to hang work of art. This hack requires the time and effort to paint the canvas plus the cost of additional supplies. If this method appeals to you, check out yard sales and thrift stores to repurpose a framed print on the cheap.
If you don’t want to hassle with painting over an existing print and don’t mind buying a frame, then a blank canvas is the way to go. A blank canvas can be purchased at any craft store or online at Amazon, starting at around ten dollars, depending on the canvas size.
- Paint colors of your choice
- Peanut butter
We like the suggestion of the artist signing their original work with a pawprint. Use a water-based paint, and be sure to scrub that paw immediately and thoroughly. Don’t forget in-between the pads and toes.
Do you think this is a fun idea but are on the fence about this project’s time and effort? Think about the cool story and conversation piece you will have for years to come.
Also, remember this, “Our dogs’ lives are short, but their artwork will live on forever.”