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Friday, March 23, 2012

Antique glazed frame

We spent last Thanksgiving with Hubs family in San Antonio. One morning, after changing a less-than-pleasant diaper I took it to the outside trash can. When I lifted the lid on the completely full can, laying right on top was a true treasure! I snatched it up and ran back in asking my MIL if I could have it. What was the treasure you might ask? It was a very heavy, wooden, carved ornate frame. It was missing the glass or any backing, but it did still have a wire hanger. It was beaten up and had two somewhat large chips in in. Somewhere along the line it recieved a hideous gold paint job and the knicks stood out terribly, but I just knew I could do something with it. Sadly, I don't have a before picture. Agh! I hate when I get so excited to do the project, I forget the before pic! Well, here she is now!

I painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint actually. Then I glazed over the top. I had read a warning that if you rub the glaze off to hard, it'll take your paint off too. When this happened accidentally, exposing some of the original gold, I loved it so much, I went with it and did it on purpose! I added a felt flower and I am so pleased with how it turned out. I plan to stencil our last name initial on burlap and staple inside the frame.

So, have you ever found treasure in the trash? Have you ever glazed anything? This was my first glazing project, but I'm sure there will definitely be more in the future!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Courtney! This looks amazing--I am painting a frame similar to this right now, but I'm wondering what you used for the glaze?