In an earlier post, I showed pictures of my bird themed summer mantel. I liked all of the items displayed, but it lacked something and I had to figure out what it needed.....I know....height! Mirror? Framed print? I know...old window frame!
David: What are you going to do with that frame?
Me: Paint it
David: What?! Do you know it's over 100 years old?
Me: OK-but it's been hiding in a closet for a few years now.
David: But the kids' pictures are in it
Me: They haven't looked like that since high school...when they were taken (And the toddler pictures...longer than that) I'm not getting rid of the pictures, I'm just repurposing the frame....you'll see.
I lightly sprayed the frame (after removing the glass panes) Heirloom White (my favorite color) I didn't worry about covering evenly or completely...I wanted the frame to look old and faded. It is over 100 years old after all.
First I centered it on the mantel but that didn't look right. Then David suggested I place it off-center.
Even David likes the new look. I removed some of the items to have a cleaner look. I'm sure I'll be tweaking it all summer!