Tuesday, April 3, 2012

~Antique Green~

I love green so using Benjamin Moore's "Boreal Forest" and antiquing glaze these frames went from this.....
 To this....
  I left the inner part gold and just brushed over it with a little glaze. Sorry for the glare, the sun was steaming in my dining room windows when I took these.
Now I couldn't just stop on these, so I took a little walk around the corner and did these too. On these two I dry brushed a little AS Old White on the details.
My mom and dad brought the angel back from Italy for me.
  A little bit of paint can make such a big impact. I love the change!

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49 comments:

Babs said...

Oh, the Benjamin Moore's "Boreal Forest" color really accents the colors in the pictures. LOVE the color and that you glazed the outer edge of the frame and left the gold on the inner part. Still wonderfully traditional but with a great new "kick". I'm going to "borrow" your idea and glaze my gold frames.Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly said...

I really like the new look! I agree. Paint can transform just about anything!

Linda said...

Love the transformation. A little bit of paint can do wonders.

Debbiedoo's said...

Love it Martina...they really look great in that color and pop!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I need to do that same thing. Great redo on your frames.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the touch of gold, Martina!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Martina,

Wow! Your frames turned out fantastic! It’s such a quick and clever update.

Dee

Kristi said...

WOW they look fantastic! What a difference, they made the print POP too! Love projects like this! :)
kristi

At The Picket Fence said...

They look just lovely Martina! :-)
Vanessa

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I like those! Really adds some color to the wall! I wouldn't have thought of doing them that way.
Have a great day!

Shelia said...

Wow! What a simple change but the results are marvelous! You're just so good at everything.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

NanaDiana said...

Martina-Your frames look wonderful! I love that color- it's just perfect- xo Diana

Savvy Seasons said...

Just lovely, Martina! =) xo ~Liz

chateau chic said...

Hi Martina,
I really like how your frames turned out. Such a nice change!
Mary Alice

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Great change, Martina. It's amazing how much difference a little paint makes....looks wonderful! Linda

sissie said...

Hi Martina,
I can't believe that the subtle transformation made such a big impact. I love the framed photos in their new colors.

hugs
Sissie

Judy said...

What a great color for those frames. I love that you left the inside the original finish. Looks beautiful.

KATHY said...

I love the new look!! They look beautiful.

Kathy

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Between you and Kim, I'll now have to repaint every gold frame in my house, because they look so much better when they're freshened up! Great idea, Martina. Hope you're having a great week, and Happy Easter to you and your family :))
xo, Andrea

Deserae said...

Your prints are so pretty and look amazing in your newly painted frames! Love them :o)
~Des

Cozy Little House said...

Very snazzy look to those frames!
Brenda

Linda said...

Great choice for freshening up. The prints are so lovely. Great job!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Great color choice. I agree it is sure something how paint can change the whole look:)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yep, we are connected at the hip somewhere. I painted a frame in more of a green color, too that I haven't shown yet and there you go and do the same thing. They look great.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That color works so much better with your decor, Martina. Very nice.

Dear Lillie said...

Looks lovely, Martina!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love the green Martina. Your frames are beautiful.

Susie said...

Martina, don't you just love the magic of paint :):) I sure do. Your picture were beautiful in their "new" frames. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

Cindy said...

You've really transformed the frames, I love the green on them. Simply brushing the old white has made the second set of frames really pretty, I hadn't thought of doing that.
Have a lovely day, Martina.
Hugs, Cindy

Betsy said...

It's amazing what a little paint can do. These look so much better toned down, so rich looking. Great transformation!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Martina!
The green frames look elegant and beautiful. I would have never thought of that. Love it! I'm using shades of green as the new accent color in our home redecorating. It's my new favorite color.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me kind comments. I appreciate it very much. I'm now a happy follower of your blog and would be honored if you would follow mine as well. It's always great to get to know our blog friends better.

Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful transformation! And I just adore your angel! What a wonderful gift from your parents! :)

Gail said...

Looks great Martina! I'm finding that I'm using more and more shades of green in my decor now! Enjoy your day, Gail

Town and Country Gals said...

Martina,
Green is my favorite color so of course I think they look fabulous!
Such a little change makes such a big impact!
Rebecca

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

WOW! These turned out great. And, yes, little paint can make a big difference.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your frames and pictures look fabulous in that elegant antique looking green. I love the way you grouped them together as they're all the same size. Love the wall look with them. Wishing you and yours a HAPPY EASTER SUNDAY.
FABBY

Anne said...

Martina,
Great color.They really stand out more on your wall.
Anne

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I can't believe what a difference it made in your frames and the way it really makes the artwork stand out more. Beautiful!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Looks great Martina! You made your frames looks so expensive. I love the new finish!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, What a great idea you have given me! So inspiring. I have so many really expensive and beautiful frames that need something.... I can't bear to part with them. You have the answer! I hope my frames come out as beautifully as yours did!
THANK YOU!
Hugs!!!!! Yvonne

Ivy and Elephants said...

Martina the colour you chose is just perfect. It is so elegant, warm and inviting. I absolutely love it.

Paula

Bliss said...

I painted some frames two weeks ago and they are still in the garage, something just wasn't right about them. I'm thinking maybe brushing on some AS white might help.

Bliss

CAS said...

Great color on those frames, & they look so good!
CAS

reFresh reStyle said...

I've not heard of this wonderful glaze! But I love it, your frames look awesome!
Debbie

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love the green; it stands out so much better from the walls!

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Carlos said...

Great color on those frames, & they look so good! CAS

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