I wasn't happy with the way the plates looked around the mirror over the chest in Kris's guest room.
I felt they blended in too much with the wallpaper.
But 'cuz Kris had bought them.....
(without my knowledge or advice.....)
(she's ALWAYS doing that.....)
I tried to make them work.
They are very pretty, but they are too much like the wallpaper.
Kris is always on the lookout for more good stuff,
and she found some really nice leetle watercolors.
But they were framed in some really bad frames.
Bright gold, and too tacky for words.....
She wanted to reframe them.
But before she did.....
I suggested that she let me see if I could rework them first.
I liked the size and the detail, just not the finish,
So I figured I could paint them or sommin, like that!!!!
I took them down to my
basement. dungeon, workshop, and decided that because they were so shiny,
that I would first give them a light sanding, so the paint would be more apt to stick.
Well....knock me over with a feather!!!!!
Beneath the crappy paint, was a nice red showing through!!!!!
So, I lightly sanded them with a fine sandpaper.
And them, I waxed them with a dark furniture wax.
I think they now look like a better grade of frame!!!!!
Of course the photograph sucks, because I blew it up from a shot I took of it hanging on the wall in the room.
I am not going to show them in the room until my next post because I am stringing out this story as
long as possible!!!!!
On that note,