A Little Gloss and Too Much Shine!

A Little Gloss and Too Much Shine!

I love summer, and am seriously enjoying it while it’s here! You’ve probably noticed fewer posts per week, and I just want to say, it’s all good! I’m taking this time to enjoy the sunshine, my friends and family, and all that summer brings our way πŸ™‚ And of course, a few projects, too.

So you’ll understand when I say I got sidetracked the other day with a mini project!

I’ve had this picture frame kicking around for quite a while now.

Dark Brown Photo Frame

But I’ve never loved the dark brown. No, not so much… in fact, not at all!

So, when I was busy in the garage the other day, just on a whim I decided to haul out the primer.

Primed Photo Frame for Painting

Wasn’t sure what I was going to do exactly, but knew I couldn’t go wrong with a coat of primer.

And since I had a can of gray spray paint handy from another project…

Gray Spray Painted Photo Frame

I decided I couldn’t go wrong with gray, either!

The frame took the paint really well, and the finished coat was awesome. It was smooth and even… but it was just way too shiny for me in the end. I guess glossy paint will do that, right?!

So I hauled out the sandpaper and started scratching up the frame, and dulling it down.

Distressed Photo Frame

Hard to tell there was any gloss to begin with. Do you think I got carried away?

You might remember that I was the lucky winner of a Sand Dollar print by Wooden Spoon Editions quite some time ago, which I wrote about here and here.

Well, I decided to introduce the distressed frame to my Sand Dollar print, you know, just to see how they would get along.

Distressed Photo Frame

The gray might be a little on the blue side, but I like the way these two play together.

How about you?

Have you changed anything up lately?

Remember, it’s all in the details… I had no intentions of distressing this frame when I set out, but when I didn’t like the shiny finish, I knew that leaving it would be no different than if I had left the frame dark brown. I wouldn’t use it. And what’s the point in that? Never be afraid to make the pieces in your home all about you. That’s what it’s all about!


All Photos by Sheila Zeller

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