One of my favorite things to find at Goodwill is a pretty frame. That is just one thing that I can never have enough of!
This is one I got the other day. I just knew it would be beautiful. I decided to just let it sit empty on my mantle. I saved the glass so later I change my mind about what I do with it if I want. Here is what it looked like when I bought it...
In this state it is just not my style. So I painted it white..
I used my new favorite spray paint. A quick coat..dries in 10 minutes..I love it! Janae tried it and she is not in love with it like I am. She is a gloss girl and I like it flat as can be so maybe the gloss isn't as good. So anyway--the frame looks pretty white but it is not showing it's true beauty yet.
So I break out one of my all time favorite products..Rub n Buff, in my favorite color, Spanish Copper.
I have used this product ALOT and I have found that the best applicator is my finger. I run my finger along the frame--hitting the spots that are sticking up and where wear would happen, if it had been naturally worn.
About 30 seconds later I had this lovely detailed frame for my mantle!
I have used Rub n Buff on almost all my projects, especially frames. I love my "photography wall" in my livingroom where I grouped together a bunch of Goodwill frames.
I love the pretty detail these frames have, that is shown off so beautifully with the Rub n Buff.
Today besides painting my frame I worked in the yard between Oregon rain showers.
Oh my goodness--our gardens are so ugly this time of year. Just wait though, in a couple months they will be gorgeous!
Until then I made myself happy buying a few little primroses, pretty and cheap! They remind me of what is to come as I clean up all the dead stuff.
Edited to say: A lot of people have been asking where to find Rub n Buff--it can found in some craft stores and in art supply stores, but usually they only carry the basic gold and silver colors. Since I like the Spanish Copper I usually just get it on Ebay. One tube lasts forever. I am only on my second tube and have been using it for about 3 years.
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