I just wanted to share this great old frame with you. It was actually given to me by a friend. THANKS BO. It was the typical gold, tired and dull. And, I just wanted to give it an updated look. After several coats of gesso, it was just a little too WHITE for my taste. And, all that wonderful pattern didn't show up at all. So, I decided I'd brush Minwax stain on it. Then, I quickly wiped it away, leaving the stain in the crevices. That's it. I thought it turned out nicely. Oh, I did have a piece of Masonite cut to fit and painted that with a matching brown chalk paint.
Actually I think it's prettier in person than it looks here.
I think it'd be perfect for one of those INSTANT ANCESTOR photographs.
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