I am trying to add a little more old world look to my home with accessories. I love a comfy, frenchy, traditional and old world feel to a home.
Remember this picture frame that I bought at a garage sale for $1. It was just a little too gold.
So I decided to age it a little. First I gave the whole frame a really good coat of Minwax Walnut stain and let it sink into all the grooves. Then I took a soft rag and wiped some of it off. This takes about 2 days to dry, however it is worth it. Than I just spray a little black paint onto a paper towel and gently wipe the entire frame just hitting all the carving and giving it a really old look. Much better don't you think.
Now my little rooster print that I printed off the Internet for Free looks so much more elegant and interesting.
Great way to take an old frame that's a little gold and dated and turn it into something you will really enjoy.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.
P.S. Several want to know where to find the free art. There is a site that is http://www.freespiritart.com/. They have a lot of different categories on their sidebar. I find most of mine under the Farm Animals heading. Just right click and copy and then paste to your picture file and print to whatever size you want.