Who knew you could turn simple things from the dollar store into beautiful creations? Pinterest! That's who!
I don't know about you but I am addicted to Pinterest. For everything! I had to start organizing my boards, things I'd like to make (but probably never will), things I'm going to do to the house (doing it!) and yummy recipes (plus tons more of course).
I love having the recipes all in one spot. It doesn't matter where I am, I have them and they are easy to share. :)
Anyways, we just bought a new house and the original plan was to paint all the walls from off white to whatever vibrant colors we wanted until we started to look at how much painting that would be. Ugh! So instead, for now, we are adding a splash of color with accents to liven up our rooms. I've been pretty busy turning my white accents into vibrant colored ones primarily using gilder's paste. And, of course, I've seen a similar project on Pinterest so here is my version. :)
I love gilder's paste! There are so many uses for it and you can create different effects just by the application. And it comes in 24 different colors!
I currently have 4 colors: Iris Blue, Inca Gold, Patina and Canary. In this project I used Iris Blue and Inca Gold on 2 of my frames and Patina and Inca Gold on the other 2 frames.
On one set of frames I painted the frames with paint from Sherwin Williams called Waterfall (purdy). I then brushed a light coating of Patina using a foam brush. The color from the gilders paste really deepened the whole color of the frame and the brushstrokes left behind looks slightly weathered.
I then took some Inca Gold on my finger and rubbed along the edges on any raised areas.
I really liked the contrast of the colors and applied the Inca Gold pretty heavily.
These teal frames were made to showcase our doggies.
Winter, the white American Eskimo, was our first family dog. We got her shortly after we were married in 1995. Sadly, she passed in 2008.
We still love her dearly.
Our other dog (pictured above) is the black dog of Black Dog Jewelry. Her name is Rosa and she is an American Eskimo/Schipperke mix. She is a rescue from the Orlando area and we have had her in our family since 2009. She will be six in April. (We love her dearly too.),,
On the other set of frames, I brushed on the Iris Blue mixed with a little turpenoid and immediately wiped it off with a paper towel.
The effect was a lighter shade of blue (very pretty) compared to the color in the tin. It's hard to see in the pictures but applying the color this way leaves some areas darker and some lighter giving it a slightly weathered look.
I then took some Inca Gold on the tip of my finger and rubbed it along the edges of the frame and anywhere there is detail.
That's it! I now have beautiful weathered frames
that really pop on the wall.