I had this old gold frame that was kinda dated but had pretty carvings and details.
I decided to go all Miss Mustard Seed and do some dry brushing over it. I even busted out some buffing wax that I've probably had for 7 or 8 years.
Alas, I have none of the coveted but expensive chalk paint MMS uses, so I had to use leftover primer to cover the gold. Then I bought two shades of grey craft paint: Folk Art Steel Gray (right) and Anita's 11043 Grey (left). Total cost = $2.50.
I dry brushed the lighter grey on first, then followed up with a mixture of the two greys together. I just hit the highlights on the carvings. (Is it bothering you that I spell grey with an "e"? Because it's bothering spell-check.)
After about 10 minutes, I rubbed on some neutral wax with a lint-free cloth to bring out a nice patina.
|Still Glaze-y After All of These Years|
After it dried, I buffed it to a subtle sheen. I decided not to distress the finish because I like it as is. Here's the finished product with an art print that I have had forever and still love. I am a bunny fan. See them?
I figure I did a decent job because my husband commented on how great it looked. When does that ever happen?!
It's ready to hang in my "new" bathroom! Photos coming soon! Really!