I’ve been watching way too much HGTV. Everything I see now, no matter how old, beat-up, or crappy, I think in my head “Oh, I can turn that into something totally awesome with some glue, sandpaper, and a coat of paint.”
M is still waiting for me to sandpaper something. I think he just wants to watch me break my nails and cry. Meanie.
I just like old things. I think they have more of a history, are usually made with higher quality materials, generally have awesome details, and I like the idea of recycling and reusing. We stole this painting of the Bay Bridge at night from M’s parents during a “raid” a while ago. That was definitely a raid in which we made out like bandits. Every time we go over to a parents’ house, we steal soap, food, and anything else we can get our grabby paws on. That time, M walked out with a giant piece of art.However, I never liked the color of the frame. A dark painting paired with a really heavy dark frame? Not my style. I always felt like that painting was a giant blackhole on the wall above the television. Five minutes at Flax Art Supplies and I walked out with a paintbrush, two little bottles of paint, and an idea. The wine is mine. Obviously.
I will paint the frame light. So I did.Painting with a glass of wine and my new glasses was not the smartest. I almost totally screwed up several times because my depth perception was all wonky with the new prescription. It might also have been the wine, who knows?
End result? I like it so much better. After two coats of almond paint on the frame and a light brushing of gold paint on the inner lip, I feel like I can see the actual painting rather than being pulled away by the frame.M came home and didn’t notice anything different.
More DIY projects coming up soon including an AWESOME work of art by yours truly. Chip, that one’s for you! It may involve a rampaging octopus…