Check out the lighter part of the frame. It is actually fabric. The rest of the frame needed a little help and I had a vision for how I was going to help it.
I started by taking the frame apart to protect the fabric from getting paint on it. Next I sprayed the outer frame with an aged copper paint.
Hmmm...not what I had envisioned. So, back to the spray paint aisle I went. This time I emerged with a dark brown. Not what I had envisioned either, especially now that my vision was starting to change. I lay in bed that night, frustrated and not sure what to do next, when I realized I was going to have to sand it and start all over. Ugh. The next morning I decided to give it one last go with paint before I started the tedious process of sanding off the previous 6 layers of paint. What's one more layer of paint, right?
This time I got out the craft paints, browns and creams, and started going to town. A little dry brushing here, a little glazing there, and tah-dah!
It looks a lot like the fence, right? Please say yes, because in the end that is the look I was going for.
I decided to leave the center part of the frame out and turn it into another frame. Another project for another day. For now I need to figure out how I'm going to use this one.