I really didn't pay much attention to paint-by-number paintings until I kept reading about them in blogland. I began to notice them in lots of pretty gallery walls and decorating some of the coolest homes around. I started to fall in love with them too. They have a retro vibe and I really like the colours that are often used.
For the past while when I visit thrift shops I've had my eyes open for ones that I like. I did see some horse paint-by-numbers recently, but I'm not really into horses so I left them.
Then I saw these ones and they were perfect. I can identify with the subject matter - early spring in a forest with a sugar bush (where they make maple syrup). Not only did I like the subject matter, but I feel like these were painted by the Rembrandt of the paint-by-number world. Just look at how clean the lines are and how carefully painted they are.
In other news, we have had two tables in our dining room for the past few weeks - one to work on and one to eat on. That's about to change though as I'm finally finished redoing the table and the spare table can go back to the garage.
There are a few things I still have to do with our table though. It needs a bit of structural work as it sags a bit in the middle (I'm thinking I would sag in the middle after 100 years too) - I'm hoping my father will help me fix that.