Personally I am not a fan of gold frames. But I found these beautifully embossed gold frames at an estate sale and decided to ‘give a shot’ at selling them ‘as found’.
A matching pair of them even!
This picture is a bit more ‘true to the color’; and shows how I had them displayed at Stars. USUALLY frames, ANY frames that I stock, sell super quickly; so I typically don’t ‘display them’. But these 2 gold ones just sand sat! Time to re-think my selling strategy!
I left the 2 black & gold ones ‘as is’ for now. Will decide whether or not to repaint them depending upon how it goes with these first two that I am painting. (besides that black velvet stuff soaks up paint like a sponge!)
So what next?!?!? I could paint them completely white, then distress; which would be almost the opposite of what I have now. The raised parts would be the dark/gold areas (IF the gold doesn’t sand off too easily!) And IF the gold does sand off too easily I can always paint over what I’ve test sanded and then just use an antiquing glaze. But I just hate covering up such pretty detail!!!
I’m in a real quandary over these frames! Normally I but stuff that is so beat up it doesn’t matter if I mess them up more!!! That’ll teach me to buy nice things!!!
What do YOU think I should do with them??? Black paint perhaps, then to raised gold parts with show through when I sand??? It’s not really the time of year for black, but I could set them aside til fall I suppose. OR maybe I should just go with my signature beachy blue?!?!?