Ideas for updating a gold frame strauss dating

17-Mar-2014 03:19

This antique mirror is a great design element in the bedroom.

I do not like this color solid and by itself but I love to mix it with other colors or use it as a glaze.

With some of the frames, I sprayed the paint in to a plastic container and dipped my finger in and wiped over the primer as well for more control of the finish: I then let the frames completely dry overnight and lightly roughed them up in corners with fine 220 sand paper: The next morning after the frames were dry and I roughed them up, I was so excited that I nailed the finish on my first try!! Keep in mind that the same technique that I am going through for the frames would work for large pieces of furniture.

Working with gold leaf is so easy and the end results are incredible.

That might help you better see if it's right for you.

Even though gold jewelry is back in style, a dated, brassy fireplace can put a major damper on the style of a room!

I do not like this color solid and by itself but I love to mix it with other colors or use it as a glaze.With some of the frames, I sprayed the paint in to a plastic container and dipped my finger in and wiped over the primer as well for more control of the finish: I then let the frames completely dry overnight and lightly roughed them up in corners with fine 220 sand paper: The next morning after the frames were dry and I roughed them up, I was so excited that I nailed the finish on my first try!! Keep in mind that the same technique that I am going through for the frames would work for large pieces of furniture.Working with gold leaf is so easy and the end results are incredible.That might help you better see if it's right for you.Even though gold jewelry is back in style, a dated, brassy fireplace can put a major damper on the style of a room!We started off by taping off the brick right around the surround. We were lucky enough that the tape could slip behind the surround, so there was no chance of bleeding through. Basically, I got in, and we sealed the drop cloth all around me. Two updates= no excuses not to get rid of those dated fireplaces, people!