You probably guessed it. I ditched the print, the mat and the glass. Empty frames are big sellers these days, but the wood from the 80's is not. I painted it with two coats of Annie Sloan graphite chalk paint which is a very dull finish and it didn't show a lot of depth.
So I took some gold Rub n' Buff and rubbed it on my fingers and finger painted just the decorative part of the design. Just a teeny bit. It was still a little too flat for me so I used some Deft lacquer spray in the satin finish and went over it. It's not shiny at all, but the satin gave it a nice feel to the touch.
You can see that the frame has a nice aged look. I love this for fall, and I have a couple more frames I might try this finish on.
|Let me add a P.S. to this post. I took the Annie Sloan workshop, and you DO NOT have to use wax. You can use a regular type of sealer and it works great. Thanks a bunch for stopping by.|
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