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A few days ago I shared with you a vintage framed print I snagged at a local thrift store. No time was wasted transforming this fabulous aging piece!!! I know a great find when I see it... I love the old appliques on the frame...yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
Above is how the framed print looked a few days ago. It's was pretty dirty...probably from nicotine, etc. so the original picture was removed and it was replaced with fiberboard. It was then painted with three pretty good coats of Valspar Chalkboard Paint in black.
~GORGEOUS WOOD APPLIQUE FRAME~
The frame was painted out with a dry angle brush. I opted to NOT cover the entire piece but just paint the highlighted areas with an light antique white paint. It's was then only minimally distressed before being coated with a good rub-on wax.
My Mr. AGPMan cut the fiberboard for me by using the original print measurements removed from the frame. If the print had not been textured (to make it look like a hand painted oil on canvas print) I might have opted to just paint it out with the chalkboard paint. But...it was too highly textured for that! So the fiberboard was the next-best option! Total time to makeover this piece...hmmm...about two hours! Pretty good, huh?
Just a note...
~VINTAGE FRAMED PRINT TURNED MIRROR~
Many of you asked about having a mirror cut for the frame... This of course would have been lovely...but it can also be really expensive as the price of mirror cutting is based on the size!!! In the past I've used an old framed print and turned it into a mirror (one hangs over my fireplace/see above), but in the end the chalkboard was a less expensive and fun way to transform the piece into something different and exciting!
This little beauty is going into my Antique Booth Space at Edmond Antiques in Edmond Oklahoma today! I'm over the moon happy with how it came out! Hope you'll try this super-fast way to transform an aging framed print you may have on hand. Never know what you're going to find out there...
Happy Thursday!!! I'm off to work!
Love to you...