|Very old Syroco Frame|
|Gesso and Wood Frame|
Some of them have great enough architecture, that no embellishment is necessary. It would just be gilding the lily, or ruining the resale value.
|Gold frame painted 2 shades of Aqua, and rubbed in Gold|
|Gold frame painted in 3 shades of gray, and rubbed in black and silver|
|Gold frame painted in warmer gold, and rubbed with aqua|
|Old easel back covered in wallpaper, and easel sanded and painted|
I got really ambitious one time, when the easelback of a frame was in really bad shape, I decided to apply vintage wallpaper to coordinate with the new paint treatment. It turned out great, but it was a lot of work......doesn't help that I'm a perfectionist.
|Wood frame painted blue and moss, and lightly sanded|
|Worn backing re-finished with vintage wallpaper, and added turn pins|
If they house an undesired picture, I just use the pic for something else, or give it to Goodwill. I've been decorating with them for ages, even when my friends thought empty frames on a wall were strange. I especially love a grouping of diminutive ones on a tiny wall, like in a powder room, or one of those too small/useless walls. I've even hung them on my Christmas tree and wreathes. I've amassed this little grouping over the last year, and most of these are small-ish, being 8" or less. I think I've finally come up with some creative projects of how I will sell these in my Etsy shop. More to come on that.