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7.07.2011

They've Been Framed!

 I have dark brown walls in my master bedroom.  (I actually like the brown walls, but am not sure if I am going to keep them...But with a million projects going on and summer quickly going by, the walls are staying brown for now.) I do need to keep things on my walls lite and airy though. So, I have the dark brown walls, a couple of old (boring) frames, and two pieces of antique china. In my world, that is the perfect storm for a re-do!


I brushed minimal amounts of Old White on the outside of each frame. The second layer of the frame is an old linen.
It is a little discolored. I like that. I kept it just that way.
 I used glass glue and glued a hook on the back of each china piece. The china was my husband's grandmothers, so I did try to take good care with it.
 I waxed the frames with clear wax before the paint was even dry. Then I sanded them down when they were still a little damp. It all ended up with a very distressed look. Just what I was looking for.
I had the larger platter on bottom initially, then thought to myself that everyone would put the small one on top and the large one on bottom. So I switched them around. I like the non-normal of it now! A very quick little project....  Two pieces of china that would otherwise be put away + two old frames that were just waiting to come out of the closet = Perfect pairing in a cute little brown corner!

Check out Show and Tell Friday, No Minimalist Here, and Miss Mustard Seed's Makeovers.

8 comments:

  1. That looks so good. Have you considered leaving the wall your bed is on brown and painting the other three a lighter color? Just a thought.

    xo

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  2. This is a nice idea that really turned your frames and plates into works of art.

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  3. Love it! I really like the finish on the frames!

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  4. You are so creative! I love it!
    Show more pictures of the house!
    Li

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  5. What a great project! Beautiful idea. The frames and plates look stunning. Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    Happy weekend!

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  6. Very cute, indeed! Have a lovely weekend!

    Waving from Our Back Porch,
    Rebecca

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  7. They look great! I love the idea of framing your platters! The frames are lovely against that brown wall. I am your newest follower from Miss Mustard Seed's Linky. Hope you can visit me sometime soon at http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2011/07/time-gone-by.html

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  8. I love this idea and it looks wonderful against the dark wall! Thanks for joining the Open House party this week.
    xo,
    Sherry

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