The Midas Touch

3.28.2013

Remember the story about King Midas and everything he touched turn to gold? Well, I have been using my own Midas touch to turn the glam up on these framed prints in the dining room. When I recently shared the new look of the dining room I told y'all there was another change to something in there.

For those of you who remember these you are probably saying weren't these gold in the first place?

Why, yes they were as you can see in this fall photo I pulled out. Thing is, it was a cheap looking gold because those frames are cheap ones from Hobby Lobby and I never really liked the factory finish on them.

Then I had the bright idea of making them darker with black guilder's paste to give them an antique look, but after painting the chairs lighter they just weren't working for me anymore.


This time I used my guilder's paste in gold and just brushed it on.



Now they look more like aged brass that is back in style.


Okay, I know you are tired of seeing the dining room. That is all the changes.....for now.

Have a fabulous Easter weekend and be sure and return tomorrow for another fabulous favorite room.

Joining the following:
French Country Cottage
Funky Junk Interiors
It's Overflowing

The gallery wall of prints are vintage floral pages I purchased from ebay and framed myself.

45 comments:

  1. I never grow tired of seeing that chandelier!

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  2. The frames look very nice redone like that. I also really like the way the chairs turned out at your table. The yellow and white in the room really gives it that country french look.

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  3. Morning Kimmie! I love your dining room and your frames look wonderful. Your arrangement on your table is pretty too. Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. They really stand out now Kim! They look great.

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  5. They look superb and really brighten up the room. I Love them!

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  6. I never get tired of seeing your dining room. That guilder's paste seems like awesome stuff. I have some frames that just aren't quite the right color of gold too. Once again you are making me want to paint and refinish everything in my house. I bet get busy :)

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  7. Your room looks great, as do the frames! You mentioned they were from Hobby Lobby. Did you frame them yourself?

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  8. Amazing how just a change in the frame finish can make such a remarkable difference....beautiful...and I love, love those prints!!!...

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  9. So pretty, I never tire of seeing your pretty dining room...so much eye candy! Happy Easter Kim!

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  10. If you ever get tired of that chandi over
    the table.. just call me!
    Love the change in the frames, make the
    room bright and cheery!
    Happy Easter
    Sandy

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  11. Third time a winner - I like them very much with the new/old finish!

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  12. Isn't it amazing what a difference that makes-just beautiful.
    Have a happy Easter.

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  13. I just laughed out loud over the ....why yes they were gold. We all have decorating ADD or "so I changed my mind again" feelings.

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  14. They do look brighter and more of a statement in the room. Lovely!

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  15. LOVE these frames, I'm going to have to find some of this gilder's paste, it looks like a better option that rub n' buff. and no we never get tired of seeing that wonderful dining room!!

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  16. I adore your botanical s...I have some in my living room...We have one of the same images...

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  17. I'm wondering the same thing Jane is wondering. Did you frame them yourself? If so, I would love to see a tutorial. I have very similar floral prints I found in a book at an antique store that I had professionally framed. If I wanted to paint the frames a different color, I would probably have to take the backings off to get the prints, glass, etc. out.

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  18. At the bottom of the post I mentioned that I framed them myself with pages I ordered on ebay. I have no tutorial. I did these two years ago. It is very simple. I took the prints with me to Hobby Lobby when the frames were 1/2 off and bought the frame that best fit the picture. The area was a bit too large still with one mat so I added another smaller mat within the larger one. Just take the back off place it all in and put the back back on and done. thanks

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  19. we are never sick of seeing this gorgeous room!

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  20. They look beautiful! I've never used Guilder's Paste...will have to investigate that.

    Pat

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  21. I love that you can change things up and improve the original... I'm liking the age brass look too and having a hard time mixing it in my house. I got two new (to me) brass lamps which I love but adding gold-brass is giving me a hard time

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  22. I love looking at your dining room. That Guilder's Paste looks great...I want to try it.

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  23. Guilder's paste to the rescue! I have to get some of that stuff!

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  24. They looks great Kim. I never noticed your painted ceiling before! That looks great too.

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  25. I don't even know what Guilder's Paste is...but, I like the look. It seems as if I just painted over all my gold frames, does this mean it is time to bring them all back to gold? Oh my.

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  26. Don't ya' just love Guilder's Paste? Your frames look fabulous with a new gold finish! Happy Easter!

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  27. I love your dining room especially with the bench and gorgeous chandelier. Big impact on a little change to the artwork.

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  28. Love how they turned out Kim! I have a couple I'm going to try dark wax on. Your dining room looks fab...I seem to be making all my changes in mine these days too!

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  29. Yeah- I think it is toning down that bright gold factory finish that does the job. I like to see some brass coming back in style again. It does add a bright look to the dining room- xo Diana

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  30. Your dining room is lovely, Kim. I had a set of framed prints that I ended up putting in a yard sale because the gold was cheap looking and the backs were sealed with dust paper. This would have been a great solution.

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  31. I love the new finish...such a beautiful dining room too!

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  32. Yes the gold looks perfect with your color palette! And no Kim I never get tired of seeing photos of your beautiful dining room! Happy Easter!
    xx
    Anne

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  33. Hi Kim, I never get tired of seeing your dining room. It looks fabulous! Happy Easter to you too.

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  34. I love all that pretty yellow in your dining room. So bright and cheerful!

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  35. They look so good with your ceiling color!

    I hope you'll come back to the Farmhouse Porch and link this up at my linky party this Tuesday! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment♥

    Linsey

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  36. :-) I never tire of seeing your dining room Kim.
    Hugs, Gee

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  37. The frames look great, Kim, as does the rest of the dining room. My hubby would never understand the difference in the frame colors, but the new gold looks so much richer- good call! :)

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  38. I'd say they are pretty perfect now!

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  39. Well I don't know about the midas touch on the frames, but you do have the midas touch in decorating!

    Bliss

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  40. You did it again Kim, these are perfection and really are stunning. I like that they look like aged brass. Happy Easter!

    P.S. I really enjoyed your interview with Anita!

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  41. I love the aged brass look. Your dining room is beautiful!

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