I found this frame at a yard sale over the weekend. The original price tag said $99.99...I don't think so! When I brought it home I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it but while sitting at work it hit me. I had some "oops" paint that is the perfect turquoise that I would paint the frame and then I would glaze it with black to make the designs pop.
Here it is before:
I primed it and let it dry for about 30 minutes. It was super hot and sunny outside so I figured that was long enough. Then I hand painted it with the turquoise paint. It would have been WAY easier to use spray paint but I have yet to find the perfect turquoise in a spray paint. After that dried for about an hour I went to town with the glaze.
Some people buy "special" glaze but not me. Who's got time to keep running to the store, or the money?!?! I just use semi-gloss or high gloss paint mixed with a little bit of water. That's it. Nothing special about it. Actually now that I think about it...the homemade kind is more special than the store bought kind. Boo-yah.
I had to work super quick because it was drying so fast. I did a small section at a time. You just paint it on pretty heavy and wipe it off with a damp rag. Also, get ready for some ugly looking hands and finger nails. The paint from the rag gets all over you. I look a little gothic right now.
The finished project is so totally worth it though:
The piano bench was a yard sale find from this past Saturday. It actually has storage for books! I am so excited about it because before we had the bench seat sitting there and bleh, that did not look good there at all. I am going to recover the faux leather that is on there now. Stay tuned... (no pun intended)
Mozart was a yard sale find from about a month ago.
To the booth it goes...even though I really like it up there...