I decided to tackle the easiest project on my list first. Not Jane Eyre, but the seriously dated $1 yard sale frame. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Here she is in all her 1970's glory before:
I loved the detailing, even though it looked like someone tried to fix her with caulk at one point.
After a quick trip to Lowes for spray paint, I got cracking.
At first I thought the color was too blue, but it dried perfectly.
Note the toes of Bryan's new Vibram shoes... they are a pretty color but he looks like Aquaman when he has them on.
I was going to buy some antiquing glaze but since the frame was already white underneath, I just took some sand paper to the edges.
Did I mention I have never done this before?
I still wasn't sure what I was going to do with her. I was either going to hang her on the wall or prop her on the mantle. Our mantle looked like it hadn't been changed in four years... and that's because it hadn't.
Finally, I went with this:
I tested it out on the mantle first, but liked it much more on the wall. I still don't know if I'm going to add anything inside it; I like to test things out for a little while.
Not too bad for $1 frame and $3 spray paint.
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