After a few weeks, I painted the frame in ASCP, Louis Blue. I thought this would bring out the blue on the flower pots in the print, but it didn't as much as I wanted.
Last night, I decided to change it, yet again! I taped off the glass, and painted the entire frame white. Then I used gold Rub 'n Buff to highlight the rope-like trim on the frame.
I took the picture apart, only to find that the mat and picture were made together. There is an actual mat, but the picture was somehow glued on to the mat. I decided, I would just paint the mat to match the frame, using the same sample paint.
The original mat looked really dingy, once the white paint started going on.
Wow, what a difference!! I already like it tons better!
I cleaned the glass, and reassembled the picture, and back to the powder room.
What an improvement!!
I am now happy with this picture! It looks fresh, and I think the bit of gold sets it off perfectly. Have you ever painted a mat? Remember, it's a very quick and easy fix when you don't like the one you have, or if it looks dingy. I think my thrifty find looks like a million bucks!!
Sharing with these lovely ladies:
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Junk Party @ Funky Junk Interiors
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters Stuff