Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Frame Redo

A little break from the porch redo while the paint dries. Hubby won't let me bring a thing on it until tommorow. So, I wanted to show you a follow up to a thrift store picture I bought last month. I paid $10 for the frame and picture. 
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 mixture
Wiped 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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Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

That is gorgeous!

Amber Victoria's Cottage said...

Love it! It does bring out so much detail in the picture. Great job!

emilysnan said...

hiya , that frame turned out really gorgeous and great tut. too x tfs

Miss Char said...

Good eye in seeing what the piece COULD look like with just a finish change to the frame. I think its most beauteous to say the least! Thanks for sharing and the mini tutorial.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful job you did on this frame!! it looks fantastic!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The frame turned out stunning. I love it and yes it is so much better for the picture. Great job. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Your frame redo turned out wonderfully! I love the softer look with the new paint job; not so harsh and shiny as the gold. It goes perfectly with the picture of the lovely flowers!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

oh my what a difference. The picture looks so much better in the frame since you redid it. ~~Sherry~~

Shelia said...

Hi Beverly! OH, you did so good! The frame is gorgeous and you've got good vision to know what it really could look like! I love it.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh yes! Perfect change for the print, and it turned out just LOVELY!

Have a wonderful day!

Babs said...

Beverly, It turned out fabulous! The color of the frame really showcases the painting now. You did a great job.

At The Picket Fence said...

That looks great Beverly! It definitely shows off the detailing in the frame so much better. Love it! :-)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Her makeover looks outstanding...so much better!!!Thanks for coming to NTT.


Jennifer said...

Amazing job on the frame! I am officially a google friend :)

yvette said...

What a beautiful transformation...a 'good looking' frame. The intricasy of the frame really stands out more. A superb job! yvette@twistedvines

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a lovely, lovely transformation! So much better and thanks for showing us how you did it! I always like to tuck that information away for sometime when I need it.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

What a great job you did! Love it, and your work is so very neat. Thanks for stopping by my place earlier.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

GREAT job on the frame! And, what a buy!! Wonderful. blessings ~ tanna

yvette said...

Hi Beverley, It was a pleasure to have you visit my blog. I have a subscription to my blog in the right hand coloumn, towards the bottom of all my blog, after update images. If you have any problems let me know.Have a safe and happy Easter, I look forward to update posts of your blog. yvette@twistedvines

Gold Shoe Girl said...

Your frame turned out perfect. I am going to try your technique with a frame I have just wasting away in the closet. Thanks for the ideas.

Beverly said...

It looks fabulous. Great job!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Your paint job really makes the picture look prettier.

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Lovely job! I love the glazing technique you did. It really adds the perfect touch to the pretty frame. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting Cottage and Creek.

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

What a fantastic transformation! Have you ever tried using white shoe polish? (you know, the kind in a squeeze bottle with a foam tip?) I've used that on many items with much success--it allows a bit of the original color to show through, as well! I've found it really updates 1970's pottery class figurines!