5.18.2011

Rescuing Some Antique Frames

The rain (and the death of my palm sander) is hindering my project progress. So, today I'm going to share a couple of frames I fixed up for my cousin Jill a while back. You might remember that I fixed up an end table and a coffee table for her. Her mom (my great Aunt) had these in her garage and thought we could do something with them.

They were in pretty rough condition.

DSC_4699

DSC_4700

DSC_4707

DSC_4706

I wiped off the round one and painted it yellow. I used really light coats of paint and left some original black showing through.

The other one took a little more work. Aided with some warm soapy water, windex and a toothbrush, I attacked it.

DSC_4710

DSC_4709

I couldn't believe what it looked like underneath that layer of nasty. Two hours later I had this-

DSC_4714

The plaster looked a little dingy so I dry brushed on a little paint to match the end table.

DSC_4715

DSC_4726

DSC_4729

DSC_4740

DSC_4741

DSC_4742


DSC_4743

Here they are at Jill's.

 




I hope this rain stops sometime soon so I can get out and work in the sun. Check back this week for new projects :)

Sincerely,
Ashleigh

PS:
PhotobucketDomestically SpeakingTransformation Thursday Beyond The Picket FencePhotobucketChic on a Shoestring Decorating


8 comments:

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

I love old frames and those two are lovely. I cannot believe that beautiful wood was hiding under that layer of dirt either! The both look fabulous now!

xoxo
Amanda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice revamps! Love the oval. Ornate picture frames are something I enjoy giving new life as well. Stop by and visit sometime.

Melissa said...

wow- they look amazing!!

i really need to make me one of those chicken wire frames- they look brilliant!

gorgeous oval frame too...i never seem to find those!!!

melissa xx

The Painted Parlor said...

Im IN LOVE with that yellow oval frame! i want it!! ;)

julie

Susan @ Busy Home Adventures said...

Oh, wow, how beautiful! I love cleaning things up with a toothbrush. Good idea to add that little bit of paint.

Popping over from Chic on a Shoestring!

poindextr said...

you did a great job. Those frames have some wonderful detail, so so pretty!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Wow those were definitely worth saving! Great job!

Kerrie Lightfoot said...

OK. The yellow frame is my favorite. I might just have to come snatch that one! :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...