We’re planning to do built in bookshelves in the front corner of the family room someday. But until then, the wall looked a little too bare for me.
So I’ve been checking in occasionally at Goodwill to see if I could find something. I was picturing two gold framed prints here, with a hazy idea of what kind of prints might work. One day a few weeks ago, I found something! I wasn’t completely sure I really loved the prints themselves, but I thought the frames were very nice and maybe I could gild them.
You can see on the bottom right side of the frame a little strip of metal. It bears the name of a hospital in Zionsville, and so I assume that’s where the prints have been living for a while. I’m pretty sure it’s been a while, although I don’t know exactly how long, because the backs of the frames still have the original manufacturer’s stamps on them. And they look pretty old!
At any rate, I had some MS bronze gilding already, so I painted two coats on the frames with a little artist’s paintbrush. After they dried, I used an old rag to rub on some gold Rub-n-buff. Two coats seemed to be just right. What do you think?!
I love that they give a balanced look to the room now. And they add a touch of brightness against the neutral whites and the brown trim of the doorway and windows.
And the scenes themselves have really grown on me. I think they’re very restful!
So I’m off to snuggle with Glenn, have a cup of coffee, and put my feet up on the ottoman. I might even check out Pinterest for a little bit…. maybe…