Saturday, October 19, 2013

From dark ugly frame to distressed driftwood.

This oil painting has been hanging in my laundry room for at least 15 years. I got it at an art show in my little town. Isn't the frame gross? I wanted to throw it out for years.

I took the picture out of the frame and washed it down with a TSP solution to remove the varnish. It also took some of the dark color off which I wasn't expecting.

I painted it with the Provance color of Chalk paint. Then I clear waxed it and buffed it. It looked great. It had a nice sheen to it. Then.....

I decided to try another coat of wax mixed with Old white Chalk paint. It was actually too much white for me. I really had to rub it good to remove a lot of the white. So here is the finish with the picture back in. I really like it now. What a difference.

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