Wednesday, August 3, 2011

An Easy Project

You may remember the thrift store frame we acquired for THE wedding.  The one Mr. Tennis didn't see for 5 days.  Well, he definitely notices it now because I gave it a little makeover this week.





The hardest part was cleaning the dirt and dust from all the carving.






Used a damp sponge and blotted dry with paper towel.





Now comes the easy part!  I had bought a small container of metallic gold acrylic paint.  My dilema was what to use as a brush since I wanted it to be very light and not totally coat the original finish.  Enter an old blush brush - yes, such things exist in my home, believe it or not my friends.




It had the light feathery touch that I wanted to embellish this lovely mirror's frame.




Quick back and forth strokes gave me just the right amount of coverage and I think the finished product looks really great.






How do you like it?



12 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

So you are really an arts and craft expect - that was beautiful - I would have had no idea what to do whatsoever!

Claudia said...

You did an amazing job - what a great transformation!

xo
Claudia

Jo said...

OH yeah girlfriend,that looks fantastic.
~Jo

Olive Cooper said...

The great details pop so much better with the gold highlights.

Kit said...

It really pops now! Great idea and great job. Kit

♥ Helen said...

Beautiful :)

decorator to the stars said...

LUV YOUR BLOG, STOP BY & SAY HI, WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON :) GIO

Orlando Grandma said...

It takes artistic ability to bring out the beauty of that frame.

Sammy said...

It looks so great! Can't wait to use it! Every little detail really pops!

Mr. Connor said...

Can't wait to sse this in person. Looks GREAT !

Linda said...

That turned out beautifully, Ann! Really enhanced the decorative carving!

Annesphamily said...

F A B U L O U S ! I love the look, you did a great DIY makeover! Anne