Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Large Frame Reno


When I say LARGE frame, I mean it!  I found this frame when I was out antique shopping with my in-laws.  It filled the entire inside of my mother-in-law's SUV and my sister-in-law and I had to sit inside it! HAHA!  I took the picture above so you could begin to get the idea of its size.

Here are the before pictures:

The frame had an interesting inside frame that was this green felt on some sort of plywood!?  Really classy!!  I was able to pry that layer off...haha!!

Once again I chose to use chalk paint for the vintage look that it creates.  I started with Annie Sloan Pure White.  I used a small paintbrush to get into all the detail areas that my large brush couldn't do.  I only used one coat and then I added A.S. Duck Egg to accent specific areas I wanted to stand out. 

I just barely touched my brush in the blue paint and then dabbed most of it off.  Then I ran the brush over the part I wanted blue and quickly wiped some of the paint off with a paper towel.  If you remember from my other blogs about Chalk Paint, once you paint on top of the first coat, it reactivates the first layer.  So when I went to rub off some of the blue, it took off the reactivated white as well in spots.

Once I was done with the blue, I used a fine sand paper block to lightly brush at the rest of the frame.  Since the frame was originally that gorgeous* gold (*insert sarcasm)... when I lightly sanded it, the gold shows through just a tad, which I think helps the piece look unique. 

 
Once we are in our new home, I am planning to use this above our mantel!! Can't wait. 
 
 
Sweet & Simple!
 
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2 comments:

  1. Your frame is beautiful! Duck Egg is one of my favorite colors! I have not tried the Pure White yet. I do love the Old White. You just can't go wrong with the ASCP!

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    1. Thank you Melissa! Pure White is very true to it's name and compared to Old White... OW has a warmer almost cream look. All a matter of preference. I think doing a layer of OW & then a layer of PW and sanding would look BEAUTIFUL!

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