Do y'all ever have a makeover project you want to do, but you keep putting it off until you finally just do it? As much as I adore this pastoral painting the frame has always bugged me. I love the ornate design of it, but the gold finish was just odd looking to me.
The color of this gold frame is good.
I like the finish of this one, too, but the finish on the pastoral not so much so what I have been wanting to do for quite some time was done over the weekend. It didn't take me that long though. It was super easy and I'm going to show you what I did.
First step is to paint the piece. I painted two coats of Amy Howard One Step paint in Linen. This frame has lots of ornate detail which is perfect for the look I wanted to create.
After the paint was dry I wanted to age the finish using Dust of Ages by Amy Howard. This stuff is so fun to use and works especially well on pieces with lots of detail. I was out of the wax I normally use, but had this can of Minwax on hand it worked just fine. Just use some kind of wax all over the frame in order for the next dust to stick.
I used a small brush to apply the Dust of Ages and applied it pretty heavily to get it all in the grooves.
The entire frame was waxed and dusted.
After adding the Dust of Ages and letting it dry for awhile I took the frame outside to brush all the access dust off and then buffed it all with a soft rag.
This is what it looks like after. The dust settles in all those crevices and gives a nice old and dirty look.
It really looks better in person.
I love the transformation and no more ugly weird gold.
4 Steps to this antique look:
Paint, wax, dust and buff!
So so easy!