Monday, February 22, 2010

Going For The Gold

Going for it and painting over it!  I finally picked up some Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint and I have to say that I love it just as much as the bloggers who’ve mentioned it.  

Just to give you a small sample, I bought these little ceramic fleur de lys pieces from Dollar Tree a few weeks ago.  Rather than go with white or black I thought I’d try the Oil Rubbed Bronze on them.


I love the way they turned out!


I found two pictures in my basement with gold frames and cherub-y type pictures that had been in my daughter’s room, and decided to paint out the gold with the Oil Rubbed Bronze.  {I thought I had before pictures of them, but I can’t find them}.  I also wanted to change out the pictures in these frames, too.  I found this picture/poster at Michael’s and used my 40% off coupon.  I figured I could cut it to adapt to the larger of the two frames.



Save the scraps; they can be used on another project {or as you will see below}.


Here is how it turned out.


Love it!

I had also picked up a couple of sheets of scrapbook paper and had actually purchased this one to do on one of the clipboards I found at Target.  {I’ve already cut out the image in this picture}.


Since it had a French design, and the picture I had just completed also had a French design, I decided to use the scrapbook paper as the image for the second, smaller picture.  It was a bit small for the frame, so I used the excess edging I cut off from the picture and used that over the mat area.  Here you can see the original image that I am going right over ~ mat and all.


I cut out the Eiffel Tower portion of the scrapbook paper and put that on top ~ centered.  I used double sided tape to attach everything to the original mat and picture.


I’m really pleased with the way both turned out!  I thought I was going to have a difficult time finding pictures to fit these frames, but it turned out well doing it on my own.



Now I just need to paint that gold mirror!

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Designs on 47th Street said...

Kathy, I really enjoyed seeing your before and afters. I read about this fabulous paint last fall and have gone through 2 cans. It really can turn hum drum into fabulous, as you have shown us. I love what you've done.

Are you having to spray paint indoors do to horribly cold and snowy weather? I've had to put off paint projects because it is so very cold outdoors. :(


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

You are so cooooool! No wonder you are an interior designer extraordinaire! What a creative idea. I'm going to copy you, you know?
Here on the coast the beach visitors love painted frames for their beach houses. I have several that I ususally sell in my booth. Maybe I'll keep a few for myself and see what I can do.

Great post and project.


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, WOW, Kathy, everything is tres magnifique! I really like the last picture, perfection!!

I'm going through crafting withdrawls . . have a work deadline looming over me but after Wednesday which do I tackle first?!?!

But I need to get our tax stuff together . . . YUCK!


Judi said...

Hi Kathy
What adorable projects. I love the bronzing. I've seen them around too but didn't quite know how to do it. I love the effect.

Your french fleur de leys are lovely too. It looks sooo smart with them on. Love it. Now I'll have to see what I can do too..

hope you've had a great Monday...come by and visit some time.

Jane said...

Hi Kathy,
All of these projects look great! I like the oil rubbed bronze paint too...not quite so harsh as black.
Great job as always!!

Jen @ said...

Wow - it all looks so good! Great job Kathy!!!


One Cheap B*tch said...

Wow - great projects! I love the Fleur de Lis you did and that floral picture in the frame is just to die for!

Heather Henderson said...

love it all. that oil rubbed bronze looks like magic in a bottle and j'adore anything french!

Dena Pickle said...

Awesome as always Kathy!
I don't know how you always snag such great deals!

Anonymous said...

Morning Kathy! I am kicking myself I didn't get that print when I had it in my hand!!! I could have cut it too! Love what you did to finials also. I think everyone listened to you and ran to Target for the clipboard - mine was sold out!!lol BTW I think your gold mirror looks beautiful with the blacks! Fun projects - have a great day - Sincerely, Jeannette

Unknown said...

Very fun before and afters! Great job.

Anonymous said...

I've used the oil rubbed bronze paint before too and have really liked it. It's always fun (and kind of amazing) to see how different things look once they've been painted.

Angie said...

They turned out great! I have seen that print several times before and always loved it.

Jane B. said...

Doesn't it spray on like Butta! At least the Rustoleum kind did. Thanks for sharing, I'm thinking of painting my old brass chandelier with ORB!

Blue Creek Home said...

Don't you just love that stuff???
The frames and their new art contents are absolutely gorgeous.

And, I love your coffee table!


Connie K said...

Wow they came out looking great and love the framed art work ! and then using the scraps thats so cool thanks for sharing all your ideas :)

Ms. Bake-it said...

All the projects turned out great Kathy! I love how the picture poster turned out.

~ Tracy

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You don't have to convince me, I have about every medal color spray paint they sale... it is a fast and wonderful fix for alot of stuff.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

forgot to say that your stuff was a prime example 5*

Jennifer Juniper said...

It took me a long time to find that paint, but then I bought an emergency can to have for later! I love it!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Great before and afters! Love that paint!

Room to Inspire said...

Oh I am sooo buying the oil rubbed bronze paint! It looks like a color I will love.


CosmoGirl Carla said...

Your projects turned out fabulously! I can not find that paint!!!! Who makes it and where could I find it? I have to get me some. I've read so much about over the years on blogs, but just can't seem to locate any. I'm probably looking in the wrong stores.

Thanks for sharing.

DesignTies said...

Your framed artwork looks great!!

I've been going crazy with my cans of oil rubbed bronze paint. Yes, I said cans -- I bought a lot of six!! I've sprayed all the outlet covers in the kitchen, some dollar store finds, a silver Christmas star decoration from Pier 1.... if it doesn't move, chances are I'll spray it ORB!!


The Single Nester said...

I love those frames! I purchased the same scrapbook paper and you have given me a great idea!

Debbiedoos said...

Kathy I love what you did what the scrap book paper! It looks great, I may have to try that....add it to my list of things to do:)

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB projects!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That color makes those fleurs look really pricey! All your projects turned out so pretty!


2sisters said...

They turned out great! What a great makeover (and I LOVE the oil rubbed bronze paint too).

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