One fine day while at my friends house she takes me into the garage and shows me this beautiful painting but tells me she just doesn’t like it anymore. She wishes she did (they spent a lot of $ on it) but the picture just didn’t pop for her like it did before. I looked at it and said, well I know what is wrong, the picture needs some excitement and color. You need to paint it red! Being that she is a very smart and witty friend she said, I think that’s a great idea, how about if I give it to you and you can fix it up, and when you are finished you can put it on your blog!
Hummmmm…….did I mention she has a BLOG OF HER OWN?
Well, I did take it home (I thought about accidently “forgetting” it) but hey, she just had me and my three kids over for lunch and play date. Just for the MESS she has to clean up after we leave I can paint her frame – right!
So here she is BEFORE:
Here she is during the process – it’s easy you guys….just tape off and spray paint.
Next I just brushed on and wiped off some espresso colored paint that was mixed with clear glaze (4:1 ratio….lots of glaze, little paint!) There really isn’t a wrong way to do this….as you can tell, it’s not perfect, just wiped on and after wiping some of the glaze off I used a brush make it look “liney” (I do know that’s not a word!) You could spray on a coat of clear polyurethane if you would like right after it dries. It just makes it a little more durable.
Here are the AFTER shots!
I’d say it’s a lot better than before – huh?? I really like how it picks up the red in the awning….
Linking up to YHL - project #126 is adding a surprise color to a frame!
Till Next Time!
~ Creative Juices Decor~