What I love about thrift-store shopping, is that you can take something old and make it look…
I love the character and charm of antiques. True antiques can be quite pricey, but with a little creativity, you can get the same effect for cheap. I think I originally paid 2 or 3 dollars for this frame at Goodwill. It was a yellowish color, but I loved the shape of it. And it was thick and sturdy. While I was giving my farmhouse table an aged look, (click HERE for that post) inspiration struck and I got the idea to do the same thing to this frame.
I took it apart and sprayed it with gold metallic spray paint, and let it dry.
Then, with a soft cloth, I rubbed Valspar antiquing glaze into the cracks and crevices, wiping off the excess with another (slightly damp) cloth.
When I was happy with the look, I let it dry, and
voila! Instant aging. I am LOVING it.
In fact, I’m going to add a little character to a few other things around the house.
Wonder if we can make that the new word for wrinkles? Character. I like it. How ’bout you? 😉