Here it is before
Beautiful frame but the gold had to go. The beautiful details didn't stand out. Plus, the gold did nothing for the picture.
First I cleaned it and used kilz as a primer.
More pics of details before
Next I painted it an Ivory color
Then I got out my acrylic paints and used a Raw Umber color mixed w/ glazing medium
I add a little water to dilute the color a little.
Kind of yucky but I wanted you to see the consistency
I cover every space w/ the mixtureWiped until I got the results I wanted.. I used q-tips to get excess out of the small spaces, and held my breath that it would turn out ok.
I worked with small sections at a time.And in the end this is how it looks.. I am so excited about how pretty it turned out.
So much better for the picture, don't you think?
The color is a little off on this pic.. couldn't seem to get it right, but you can see the details really well.
I always try to be very careful on the inside corners.. if not it will end up looking a little messy.
A tricky area.
I think the new color shows off the details so much more now. Hope you think so too.
Thank you for stopping by. I am going to start putting the porch together tommorow, can't wait. Part of the curtains are hung and I love them. Also time to get back out in the yard.
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