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A blogger friend commented on my recent frame  project that we are incapable of leaving anything shiny alone.  And to prove that point I have found this group of three frames which I had bought at different times in my life.  I had grouped them together, because they all had a gold/silver finish on wood. I used them to put pictures of my kids when they were babies.But now I’m going to be banishing the shine. 

Μια φίλη μπλογκερ σχολίασε σε ένα πρόσφατο έργο μου για κορνίζες, ότι είμαστε ανίκανοι να αφήσουμε τίποτα λαμπερό στην ησυχία του.  

Και για να αποδείξω αυτό το σημείο έχω βρει  μια ομάδα από τρεις κορνίζες που είχα αγοράσει σε διαφορετικές χρονικές στιγμές στη ζωή μου.   Τις είχα βάλει μαζί, επειδή όλες είχαν ένα χρυσό / ασημί φινίρισμα σε ξύλο. Τις χρησιμοποίησα να βάλω τις εικόνες των παιδιών μου όταν ήταν μωρά.
three  picture frames with metallic finish, Banishing the Shine
After 20 plus  years it was time for a refresh.  I grabbed some paint and slathered it on. Ah, but this was not just any paint. I mixed white with a little silver. 

Μετά από 20 και πλέον χρόνια ήρθε η ώρα για μια ανανέωση. Άρπαξα χρώμα και το  έβαψα. Αλλά αυτό δεν ήταν ένα οποιοδήποτε χρώμα, ανάμιξα  ένα λευκό με λίγο  ασημένιο.
Painted with white and a little silver Banishing the Shine
Closeup of one frame, Banishing the Shine
Then a second coat in pure white. And then using a stone, I dragged it along the edges to get that distressed worn look.  This is what is known as use of sophisticated machinery.

Στη συνέχεια, μια δεύτερη στρώση σε καθαρό λευκό. Και κατόπιν χρησιμοποίησα μια πέτρα, που την έσυρα πάνω από τις άκρες για να πάρει μια φθαρμένη όψη. Αυτό είναι γνωστό ως η χρήση των εξελιγμένων μηχανημάτων.

distressing with a stone, Banishing the Shine
You can see the original frame color peeking through. 

Μπορείτε να δείτε το αρχικό χρώμα από τις κορνίζες που φαίνεται από μέσα.
The distressed look, Banishing the Shine
color peeking thru, Banishing the Shine
After I placed the photos in the frames, I wanted to position them vertically on the wall.  I took an old pin I had and added a piece of white fabric to it, and nailed it to the wall. 

Μετά έβαλα τις φωτογραφίες στις κορνίζες, που ήθελα να τοποθετήσω κάθετα στον τοίχο. Πήρα μια παλιά καρφίτσα που είχα και πρόσθεσα ένα κομμάτι λευκό ύφασμα σε αυτό, και τα κάρφωσα στον τοίχο.
adding a pin to some fabric, Banishing the Shine
Once that was done, I placed nails along the way on the fabric and added the frames.


 καρφιά στην πορεία του υφάσματος και κρέμασα τις κορνίζες.
Each of the pictures had a different background, so it was important to make the frames similar.   This gave the whole group a cohesive look. 

Κάθε μία από τις εικόνες είχε διαφορετικό φόντο, οπότε ήταν σημαντικό οι  κορνίζες  να είναι παρόμοιες. Αυτό έδωσε σε ολόκληρη την ομάδα μια συνεκτική ματιά.
the last frame and the bottom of the fabric strip, Banishing the Shine

 A fresh new look for my babies (who are no longer babies – in fact they are all taller than me). The frames all match but still retain a bit of individuality underneath. 
And another project bites the dust.  Now I’ll have to look around and find more frames to renew – or banish the shine!

Μια εντελώς νέα εμφάνιση για τα μωρά μου (που δεν είναι πλέον μωρά – στην πραγματικότητα όλα είναι πιο ψηλά από μένα). Οι κορνίζες ταιριάζουν, αλλά εξακολουθούν να διατηρούν ένα κομμάτι ιδιαιτερότητας από κάτω. Και ένα άλλο έργο  τελείωσε. Τώρα θα πρέπει να κοιτάζω γύρω και να βρω περισσότερες κορνίζες  για  ανανέωση – η να 

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Tuesday 21st of March 2017

This really turned out nicely Mary! Must have been that "sophisticated machinery" you used. They do all look uniform now...I'm telling you it looks very professionally done. I know you are going to enjoy seeing your "babies." So looks like it is time to go back to the basement to find your next project now.


Tuesday 4th of April 2017

Florence thank you so much. Right now I am decluttering so no need to go to the basement. I've got more than I can handle right here.


Thursday 24th of September 2015

Mary, all the set looks awesome right now! I love the fabric behind and the pin add a chic style. Lovely way to display their pictures


Thursday 24th of September 2015

Thanks, Pili. I had to do something to pull it all together.


Thursday 24th of September 2015

Mary these frames are beautiful and so are your kiddos!!! Love that pin!!


Thursday 24th of September 2015

Aww Keri, thanks for the love. Those kiddos are no more... they are all taller than poor me. ;)

bj conklin

Thursday 24th of September 2015

This is a beautiful do-over project...and your "babies" are all adorable. From Before and After


Thursday 24th of September 2015

Thank you bj. and thanks for dropping by.

All that's Jas

Thursday 24th of September 2015

Hey, as long as the machinery gets the job done, who cares how sophisticated it is, right? I love the idea of fabric and the pin! Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things!


Friday 25th of September 2015

Jas, thank you, yes I had very expensive machinery - it was so expensive that n ow I've lost it. Thanks for dropping by.

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