I'll admit it. I am not much of a DIY-er. I wish I was, really I do. For now I will say that time and patience have been standing in my way, yep, that's my story and I am sticking to it.
My DIY tends to be of the impulsive variety - you know, 10 friends are coming for lunch and I must have new pillows sewn before they arrive....
This is one such project.
I have been craving some color in my oh so white cottage....and have a collection of botanical prints hanging on a wall in my dining room, some are in pairs, others are not. This particular print was purchased at an antique store many years ago and quickly stuck in a cheapo frame and hung on the wall. It never looked quite right, all shiny and new looking.
I became convinced a aged-greenish colored frame would bring out the green colors in the print and provide just a hint of color on my wall.
I took a trip to my nearest paint store and picked up one of the Benjamin Moore color samples for about $4 bucks. Within five minutes of walking into my house my frame had begun it's transformation. I told you I am impatient!
After a couple coats of paint I broke out the Ralph Lauren Tobacco glaze and rubbed a bit of that over the paint for an oh-so-faux aged look!
Ahhhhh.....now that's more like it!
I am not a complicated girl, it's the little things that make a big difference to me. But just you wait, I have been inspired to do a bit more things with a paint brush around my cottage and will share them with you soon.