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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