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Fixing the Frames  -  Διορθώνοντας τις Κορνίζες

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I have  these two frames, they are nice frames, but not nice enough.  Now that I have become a …ahem, ahem…  blogger, I cannot leave anything alone. And so it is time to mess up the perfectly good frames – I mean upcycle them. 

Έχω αυτές τις δύο κορνίζες, είναι ωραίες κορνίζες, αλλά όχι αρκετά καλές. Τώρα που έχω γίνει … γκούχ γκούχ

 … blogger, δεν μπορώ να αφήσω τίποτα στην ησυχία του. Και έτσι ήρθε η ώρα να χαλάσω τις κορνίζες - εννοώ να τις ανανεώσω.
Metal picture frame, Fixing the Frames
First step, I repaint them using white acrylic. This one is actually the other frame , they are not a matched pair but they had the same metallic finish on them. 

Πρώτο βήμα, να τις ξαναβάψω χρησιμοποιώντας λευκό ακρυλικό χρώμα. Αυτή είναι η άλλη κορνίζα, δεν είναι ένα ζευγάρι αλλά έχουν το ίδιο μεταλλικό φινίρισμα.
first step, white paint, Fixing the Frames
Closeup of white paint, Fixing the Frames
Then I create a new paint using metallic silver and white.  I dry brushed this onto the frames in certain areas. 

Μετά δημιουργήσω ένα νέο χρώμα χρησιμοποιώντας μεταλλικό ασημί και λευκό. Θα ξηρό βουρτσίσω αυτό επάνω στις κορνίζες σε ορισμένες περιοχές.

silver and white mixture applied, Fixing the Frames
close up of silver white mixture, Fixing the Frames
The last step was to create a beige using yellow, red and a tiny bit of blue. I then added white and came up with this warm color to offset the silvery tones of the previous dry paint. 

Το τελευταίο βήμα ήταν η δημιουργία ενός μπεζ χρησιμοποιώντας κίτρινο, κόκκινο και λίγο μπλε.  Στη συνέχεια πρόσθεσα λευκό και κατέληξα σε αυτό το ζεστό χρώμα για να αντισταθμίσει τις ασημένιες αποχρώσεις του προηγούμενου ξηρού χρώματος.
adding the highlight color to the frame, Fixing the Frames
I used this color sparingly to highlight the design.

Χρησιμοποίησα αυτό το χρώμα με φειδώ για να τονίσω το σχεδιασμό.
closeup of highlighted color, Fixing the Frames
This is the second frame with the other design, same process. 

Αυτή είναι η δεύτερη κορνίζα με το άλλο σχέδιο, ίδια διαδικασία.
second frame with highlight color, Fixing the Frames
highlighted color distressed, Fixing the Frames
corner of frame, Fixing the Frames
And the end result.

Και το τελικό αποτέλεσμα.
picture added to frame, Fixing the Frames
second picture, Fixing the Frames
completed frames, Fixing the Frames
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From this:                                        Από αυτό:
Before photo of frame, Fixing the Frames
To this:                                             Σε αυτό :
2 upcycled metal frames, Fixing the Frames
And so my destructive  tendencies have been satisfied – I mean creative tendencies. They actually look like distressed wood .  Who is to know that underneath is silver plated metal. I won’t tell, will you?

Και έτσι οι καταστροφικές τάσεις μου έχουν ικανοποιηθεί – εννοώ οι δημιουργικές  τάσεις. Στην πραγματικότητα μοιάζουν με παλιό ξύλο. Ποιος θα γνώριζε ότι κάτω είναι ασήμι μέταλλο. Εγώ δεν θα το πω, εσείς;


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Thursday 28th of March 2019

They really do look totally transformed, I don't think I would have dared but I guess 'who dares wins'!


Friday 29th of March 2019

Exactly Julie, and if you don't like something get rid of it or change it. That's how I think, no need to be surrounded with things we don't like especially since we have the ability to upcycle.

Donna Wilkes

Friday 28th of August 2015

Never leave shiny things alone - the motto of a blogger. The frames look great with that old distressed look. Much more interesting!


Friday 28th of August 2015

Donna, you get me! Never leave shiny things alone!! Pretty soon my husband will come home and not recognize the house! Thanks for visiting.


Sunday 30th of August 2015

Mary you made me laugh so hard! Don't let things alone and keep doing that great job! Hugs,


Sunday 30th of August 2015

Thanks Pili, I look at things now and my mind is racing... how can I change it. I'll transform the whole house!


Sunday 30th of August 2015

I love the techniques you used to get this look. They do look like distressed wood. Very pretty! Pinned.Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!


Sunday 30th of August 2015

Thank you Beverly, the funny part is when I started I did not know what I was trying to achieve only that I wanted a change. I'll see you next Sunday and have a great week.


Tuesday 1st of September 2015

Great transformation! I never cared much for shiny finishes on frames. The distressed look is so much better. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!!


Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

Amanda, when I started this project I never imagined they would turnout so good. I was just going for a change, anything but the shine. I'll see you next Monday!

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