Old 100 year old picture frame with a crackle finish.

Iberia, MO

As I type this post I am working on a cool project. An 100 year old picture frame that I am giving a crackle finish, with a twist....hope to have photos up tonight or tomorrow.

This message was edited Oct 4, 2011 9:16 PM

Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

^_^

Iberia, MO

Starting project.

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Iberia, MO

base coat

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Iberia, MO

finished product

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Iberia, MO

close up

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Iberia, MO

Thanks for viewing.

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Southern California, CA

I love crackle finish....now it looks 200 years old!

Newark, NJ

amazing! wouldn't you love to know of all the pictures that have previously been placed in that frame? lots of history and memories i can imagine

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Lovely job you did with that frame. ^_^

Iberia, MO

Thanks for all your kind comments. I hope to have a video of this project posted to my website later today.
www.trash2treasure4you.net

Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

Wow!

Iberia, MO

Well I woke up this morning and looked at the frame and it just appeared to pink to me, so I decided to re stain it with a darker stain and I like it much better!

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Iberia, MO

Close up.

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Iberia, MO

Much better!!!!

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Iberia, MO

Did I make the right decision????

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Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX(Zone 8b)

WOW love that frame

Boise City, OK(Zone 6a)

That is absolutely amazing. I hope you have a wonderful old picture to put in it. I think I like the finished result best as well.

I just bought an old frame at an estate sale to put on the wall in my craft room to display my necklaces so they don't get tangled in containers. I hope cardboard covered in vintage fabric will be sturdy enough to pin up the necklaces. Have you ever used an old frame for that kind of thing?

Iberia, MO

No, I can't say that I have, but sounds like a great idea. When you get it done you should take a picture of it and submit to my website. You could win the drawing of an item I'm giving away at the end of the month. www.trash2treasure4you.net This is the item I am giving a way for the month of October.

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Boise City, OK(Zone 6a)

I saw jewelry displayed in picture frames in an antique store but can't remember what they used as the "pincushion". I am thinking it was probably corkboard but I thought a couple of sheets of cardboard covered in fabric would suit me just fine.

This is going to have to be a winter project because my garden has finally decided to produce everything all at the same time since the temps have started being tolerable.

I will try to remember to post a picture of my "picture" when I get it finished.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

People hang frames in groupings without anything in them and that can really look super too. Lots of possibilities for your frame! ^_^

Lisle, IL(Zone 5a)

lizard, foamboard will hold up better over time, or better yet, styrofoam; both will hold a pin better weighted down with jewelry as well.

Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX(Zone 8b)

creekminnow
please repost your link the one posted is not working

Southern California, CA

denim & others: I think it's "dot net" not ""dot com"

Kingman, AZ(Zone 7b)

Lizard,
I sent you a Dmail. I took a fram and put fabric and chicken wire on it and hung keys on S hooks. It works out great.

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Boise City, OK(Zone 6a)

Wow, I haven't seen empty frames grouped together but it certainly has my wheels turning. I just love how ornate the old frames are. Now if I just had more walls....

Thanks for the styrofoam and chicken wire ideas, they're much more practical than cardboard.

Iberia, MO

Thanks J2222, it is "dot net" . Can't believe I did that!!!

Iberia, MO

I like the link Cville_Gardener posted, it really is a neat idea! I'm thinking of selling this frame if anyone is interested let me know....

Southern California, CA

Cville: Love that link. A friend here has totally empty frames in a grouping above her sofa....the frames are all different, but all painted gold.....looks great!!

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

I see you are new to DG, creekminnow. If you go to the top of the Homepage and click where it says Marketplace, you will see how they handle sales on this site and what their rules are. ^_^

This message was edited Oct 7, 2011 5:41 AM

Iberia, MO

Thank you Cville, I will do that.

Iberia, MO

I now have a video of this project posted to my website. www.trash2treasure4you.net

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