If there is one thing I have a lot of, it's frames. I love it when I find them. Some I paint, and some I leave as is.
I painted these frames using various gesso techniques.
Dry brushing white gesso over grey.
Lots of gesso and gesso/paint mix.
I'll have a tutorial on a great way to achieve this finish.
I just acquired these frames.
What you see here is just a small portion of what I have. Do you love frames as much as I do? Which paint finish do you like? Or, do you like the gold?
See that metal piece behind the frames in the first two photos? I purchased it at an estate sale for $8. It was hanging outside, and I had to have it, rust and all.
I'll be back to share more finds, and redesigns. Oh yes, and a few tutorials. See ya soon.
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Hey Rosemary, I love gilded, but white steals my heart! I just picked up a great ornate white oval frame at a fabulous thrift shop for a song. It needs a bit of "refinishing" but it'll be fablulous when I'm done. Perhaps I'll even venture into the world of gesso on this one! :DReplyDelete
wow, you find the most ornate items !!ReplyDelete
My eye immediately went to that PeRfeCtLy - Crusty... Rusty... FIND!!!ReplyDelete
I just LOVE your frames!! Yes I do love old frames but have been having a super hard time finding them lately ~ReplyDelete
Your painting is gorgeous as always!
Beautiful frames! I've been collecting some for a rainy day. Love that crackle finish. I'm so looking forward to that tutorial.ReplyDelete
These are fabulous and I am sooo jealous! I need some for my gallery wall going up the stairs. I actually like a little of everything. Variety is key I think. I need to try your tutorial!ReplyDelete
Rosemary you are the undisputed QUEEN of gesso!! Such gorgeous frames! But girl that tole flower piece took my breath away!! I hope you won't paint it. It's perfect just the way it is! VannaReplyDelete
Yes, I love frames too. I don't know what to do with all of them. I seem to like too many things. My little storage house is running or. Glad to see someone else likes frames. Love seeing and reading your blog.ReplyDelete
Oh so fine Rosemary I think I like it also gold but gesso is very very good!! Ciao from ItalyReplyDelete
These are beautiful. You find the best stuff!
Enjoy your weekend and hope you'll come by my giveaway!
Hi Rosemary! I love the gold, usually, but they're all great! Have a nice weekend, what's left of it. Hugs, FABBYReplyDelete
I love your frames! What a great idea to use Gesso. I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for sharing this. I love what you did! I also loved reading your vanity makeovers!ReplyDelete
OMG, i love the gray ones. I need a few of these to go round my sconces.....They are fabulous! Send me a few........????? LOL..........BonnieReplyDelete
I LOVE old frames and yours are gorgeous! I'm not crazy about the gold and prefer the lighter colors, but I like that black one too. Love the rust on those flowers.ReplyDelete
Lovely work you do here!!!ReplyDelete
I love frames too and no surprise here I paint them all white. I keep thinking I have got to try gesso!!!ReplyDelete
I am wild about frames like yours. I look for frames like that whenever I am out junking or antiquing. I love your Gesso technique the most, but occasionally I love a great gold frame too. I am your newest follower. Hope you'll come by and visit my blog as well.ReplyDelete
what wonderful pieces..can't wait to see the "rust piece" get refinished... and for frames, I like both painted and gold...it depends on the decor it's going in..and the art or print that will be in the frame too...so both are essential..
Your frames are gorgeous! I love the way that you have painted them, so much better than the gold, I think! I will have to check out your tutorial, as I'd love to find out more about your techniques! You have a great eye:)ReplyDelete
Pleasssse send me all these frames ASAP! I need to redecorate a wall and they would be perfect! Rosemary, you are the best and I look forward seeing what you will do next!ReplyDelete
Fantastic Frames, and yes I love frames and always look for them. I like them in gold, distressed and black! Of course your white gesso frames would be wonderful to have!!!ReplyDelete
Wow, love those frames you hit the jackpot! Everything looks better with a fresh coat of white.ReplyDelete
You are the queen of gesso. I look forward to your tutorial. I want to try this. Love that oval frame.ReplyDelete
I'm with Kim...can't wait to try the gesso. Love all of the frames! Tootles, KathrynReplyDelete
You just find the greatest stuff. Awesome frames..thanks for sharing with the newbie party.ReplyDelete
Love your frames, such a beautiful job on your frames. I would love to see how you do them.ReplyDelete
Visiting over from Debbie's Newbie party!
I love old frames, too. And I like what you did to yours. They look great!ReplyDelete
Awesome frames! WOW! You are making me so jealous! ;}ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful collection of frames. I love the gilded ones but the ones with the gesso treatment are looking amazingly beautiful, especially the one with the crackle finish... looking forward to the tutorial.Thanks for visiting. Have a great week!~PoppyReplyDelete
Wow..I am in love, the frames look amazing!! Can't wait to see what you do with the metal flowers!!ReplyDelete
Amazing frames. So much more texture and character than paint alone! Wow!!ReplyDelete
I always love frames and love getting them as gifts whether they are guildes or painted I love a variety of different finishes. Rosemary your frames are gorgeous and I love the rusty find! I would love a look around all your treasures at once. I would probably move in!ReplyDelete
Great frames, Rosemary! I love the round and oval ones. I never seem to have any luck coming across any of those.ReplyDelete
Great frames! I love those scroll work ones in the middle of the 'pile' but I too like all kinds of frames. When I go thrifting, I immediately am drawn to frames and mirrors and I tend to not like the gold and prefer white, black and other colors.ReplyDelete
I love frames too and am always on the lookout for them! I usually paint them and distress them, but I am going to try the gesso technique soon!! I love that look!ReplyDelete
Lou Cinda :)
Hello Rosemary! I haven't been to your beautiful blog in too long, I've been such a lazy blogger lately. Your frames are gorgeous and all your painting techniques are too! I sure wish I could magically transport you here to help me with my headboard. I bought some foam tiles (they were less than $3 each) and I've been torturing myself ALL day long today trying to get them to look like rusty antique tin ceiling tiles. I think I finally got them to a point where they're ok but who knows, maybe tomorrow I'll wake up and say Ewwwww!!!!ReplyDelete
I went through a gold phase about 10 years ago, but now loving your gesso/paint finish. I think I need to be painting my gold mirrors soon!ReplyDelete
-caroline @ c.w.frosting
Thanx for linking up to Treasure Hunt Thursday Rosemary!! I know I have said it before but I LOVE all your frames! They are just divine!!ReplyDelete
I just love the white frames! It instantly modernizes them and now they are so versatile. You have a great sense of creativity! Found you over at Shabby Creek Cottage!ReplyDelete
Beautiful frames. I kind of like them gold; I seem to be in a "gold phase" and they would look fabulous grouped on a mantel for fall with some pumpkins and vines.ReplyDelete
Frames are one of my favorite things to collect!! I love every.single.one of yours. All your techniques are amazing, but my fav is the crackle finish.ReplyDelete
This is such a labor of love! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)ReplyDelete
Rosemary - I am learning so much from you tonight, I can't believe it! You are truly an amazing artist with that paintbrush, girl! In one photo, you said you used regular old glue as your medium and brushed your gesso/paint mix on top. Can I use Mod Podge as my medium and Annie Sloan chalk paint on top? Will it still crackle? Do you always use the Weathered Wood Crackle Medium, or are there others that you would recommend, too? Sorry for all the questions, but my mind's just buzzin' right now and I would love to learn how to make my furniture look like yours! ♥ Hugs!ReplyDelete
you,ve got the touch
What a great collection of textures and shapes! I LOVE your frames, and I love them in whites. Thanks for sending the link to this post!ReplyDelete
I'm forever picking up frames too - you have quite a beautiful collection! I'm not a fan of the gold and paint each and every one I get...but that's just me :) New follower of your amazing blog!ReplyDelete