Hello and welcome to the last day of July! Where does time go?
I have another makeover piece to share today.
Kay and Ian's house had a lot of purple accessories They particularly liked two picture frames they had snaps from their wedding in. Unfortunately the colour scheme just will not match their new house so again I tried a makeover.
This is how the frames started.
I took one frame apart and found that the purple was actually painted on the underside of the glass. I used sandpaper and had a go at removing it. It worked but was taking a long time.
Next I tried a sharp blade. This worked much quicker but left faint scratches. I knew I could cover these but I wasn't too happy at having to. I then accidentally stumbled on the easiest method of all.
I took some nail polish remover on a cotton wool pad to clean the glass. It took the paint straight off!! With this simpler method I stripped all the paint in no time.
As a neutral or green colour scheme had been requested I dug through my stash until I found the perfect blend. I framed the picture with olive green and cream card, then covered the edge with gold glitter ribbon.
I while ago Jen and I bought loads of gilding flakes and I thought this would be a good project for them. I cleaned the glass thoroughly then laid double sided tape along the edges. I covered with gilding flakes from Clarity Stamps. This blend is Variegated Green. Believe me the picture does not do justice to the beautiful colours in this.
I poured the flakes on to the tape and rubbed them down with my fingers. Once I had the tape covered I used a scootchy to remove any loose flakes and polish them up. The end result was lovely.
This is what the frame looked like when I put it all back together again. Beautiful!!
TTFN Jude xx