or How I Fingerpainted My Way to Glamorous!
On a shopping trip to IKEA this summer, I spotted a picture frame that would make a fantastic frame for a mirror in my powder room. After walking a bit further in the store, I found the same frame with a mirror already in it! Score!
The same day we got home, I covered the mirror carefully so I could paint the frame. I used a metallic spray paint in “Oil Rubbed Bronze.” I was disappointed with the turn out of the color, it looked more like blackened bronze. It didn’t have the dimensions I desired. I wanted to show the ornate detail of the frame. Hubster mounted the frame on the wall for me, I thought I could figure out what to do to fix it if the mirror was in place. It was several months while I pondered what to do next. At the craft store I found all types of bronze painted and my answer was in the “aged bronze” bottle. Once home, I used my finger to test the color in a small place. Before I knew it, I was finger painting accents all over the frame. I stood back to view my work and loved the results. All I had to do was get in touch with my inner preschooler.
The powder room is in the middle of our house, with my windows to help provide natural lighting for a better picture. Next time I will prime the object with a copper-colored spray paint before spraying a light coat of the oil rubbed bronze.
What crafty projects have you worked on recently?