11.17.2012

No Painting Required

When I shared my pretend table setting the other day I was wondering if anyone would notice a slight change in the room and a couple of you did. I also kind of knew if anyone was very observant it would be Martina. Yep, she did see my change. She always notices anything new in my home.

Do you see anything different?

Here is a before shot. See the change now?

Yes, the frames have changed.

I decided to give these cheap gold frames from Hobby Lobby an antiqued black finish.

This was such an easy and quick project using this Gilders Paste in black. There was no painting at all.  I just used the small brush and brushed the paste on each frame. That's it. Best part they were instantly ready to go back on the wall.

I like that no two are alike and the look changes depending on how the light is hitting them or from what position you are looking at them.


I'm really loving the antique look.

Have a super Saturday.

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41 comments:

  1. I will be hunting down this gilder's paste! That looks great! How easy! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love the darker look to the frames, Kim. They really stand out now against the wall.

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  3. When living in San Diego I came across those very same lithographs (literally a book of them) and I held on to them for a long time...never hanging up..and my daughter Ryan took them and framed some beautifully just like yours...

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  4. Love the frames. It gives more depth and richness to your prints!
    Mary Alice

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  5. Great transformation, Kim! Love the new look.

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  6. Love the frames! It's amazing how just a little change makes a more dramatic impact! Hope you're having a good weekend.

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  7. This could be JUST what I am looking for. I am NOT liking the brass frame on my BIG crane picture in this new house. Thanks, Kim!!!!

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  8. Much much better. The room looks great!!!

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  9. You know me, I love a touch of black in every room. Very striking Kim,
    Kathysue

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  10. How pretty! I love the change.

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  11. They look fabulous. Love them. Great idea. Hugs, Marty

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  12. Oh, I like it! I think it draws your eye to the the prints more.

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  13. I really love the new look! I do remember noticing that but forgot to mention it in my comment. I was still focusing on your pretty table setting! Ha!

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  14. Looks nice, Kimmie and have a happy Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. The black really accents the prints well, Kim! Love the finish!

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  16. Kim I like that little bit of black! Love the looks with those prints!
    xx
    Anne

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  17. Great eye! Have to admit I didn't notice the change. This room is so gorgeous I just take in its beauty.........Sarah

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  18. Kim, the dark color really makes them pop against the wall color. I think you made the right choice there. They turned out fantastic.

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  19. I've never heard of that paste. They do look great but I'm not observant enough to have picked out the change! Probably because they looked great both ways!

    I finally did a post last night. Painted the master bedroom and bathroom. Even painted the sink/counter!

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  20. Kim, Love it! I have some gold frames that could use some updating! Going to look into the paste. I am enjoying being back and having time to visit your blog again! It is alway a fun visit.
    Wendy

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  21. Great easy change - I will have to try this!!

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  22. Okay I am now questioning my ability to notice small details... Such an amazing difference!! Perfect !!

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  23. Ah ha! That Martina has such a great eye! I love the change, Kim ... subtle, but big impact! Love.

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  24. That Martina doesn't miss much, does she? lol Love the frames-they look much richer now. xo Diana

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  25. I never heard of that before but definitely want to try it. The frames look great.

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  26. I love botanical prints! The change to the frames looks great. I've never heard of Gilder's paste but I will definitely be checking it out.

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  27. I love them~ the frames look great with the antiquing gel! :)

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  28. Kim, you have such good taste. The frames look great! I'll be looking into that paint. It's such a simple fix, and I'm sure there's something in my house that could benefit from it!

    Debbie

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  29. Hi, Kim - I love the change! The mellow patina is charming. Thanks for sharing so many of your projects and resources.
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  30. Kim, the pictures look great! Love the change.
    ~Audra

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  31. Looks great...I like them darker best, I think.

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  32. Looks awesome! The dark frames really make the pictures stand out. It's amazing that such a small change can make such a huge difference. :)

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  33. Wonderful, Kim! I've never used guilder's paste and will have to experiment with it! Looks, great!

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  34. One of the things I like the most about your dining room are the color of the chairs and the way they look against the table. Now I also really like the color of the frames against the wall.

    Bliss

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  35. I was so focusing on your beautiful table that I did not notice the change in the frames....I love it..!!...The new frames look great on the wall...I have never used that paste...and I have gold frames to change out...so thanks for sharing this great product!!...

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  36. LOL!! I do notice all your changes. I love them darker!

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  37. Love the change, and can't believe how easy it was :)

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  38. What you did really makes your prints stand out. Great job.

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  39. Wow! I can't believe I missed that...this was an awesome easy update! I love it! XO, Aimee

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  40. What a great update...you are the queen of getting things done!!!

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