While organizing my mother’s papers and cards I came across these two postcards.
She bought them on our trip to Ireland and kept them these many years probably with the intention of framing them. I’ve had them on my bedroom side table for awhile hoping to see a good frame for them.
Also lying around were these two frames which I recieved at the same paint seminar that supplied the clock I redesigned here.
They’re very cute and green (very Irish) but not my style exactly. I toyed with the idea of covering these with maps, decoupage, paint, ribbon, etc. Then I realized the little postcards fit the frame opening exactly.
I roughed the frames up a bit with sandpaper.
I found some old (really old) red enamel paint
and painted the edges.
Then both frames were sprayed with Metallic Charcoal (my favorite).
Unfortunately the former design showed through the new coat of paint. I guess I should have sanded more of the original finish. I sprayed many light coats until they looked like this.
I used 220 sandpaper to sand the inside and outside edges until the red paint showed through. Finally I lightly sanded the metallic gloss on the entire frame until the finish looked like slate. (The photo below is a a good indication of the true color.)
The frames are ready for the pictures to be inserted.
Now I need to find a place to hang them. I might wait until the renovation for the perfect spot, until then how about right at the bottom of the stairs?
Have you found something recently among your things that you’d forgotten about? Did you use it?
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