Project 22: Finished frame and lessons learned

June 10, 2011

Finished frame

My frame is done! After my last post I let the mod podge dry completely then rubbed some black acrylic paint on and wiped it off. The effect was pretty dramatic. I’m impressed by how easy this project was (mod podge issues notwithstanding) and what great impact the faux silver leaf treatment has. Now I kind of want to silver leaf everything!

Lessons learned:
– It was nice to have a sitting at a table project after several weeks of bigger things. I need to remember to break up my list like this more often.
– A big impact can come from a smallish effort. Don’t overlook the simple things.
Free vintage printables web sites are awesome.

This was only step one in the life of my new frame. Join me next week as I make it more functional.


  1. WOW! Can I say it again? WOW!!!!!! That is just gorgeous and you had a stroke of genius with the black paint. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!!!!

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