My adventure in opposites began with this beautiful but far too dark frame that I purchased for under $10.00 a few years ago.
I loved the frame but really had no idea what to do with it. A few months ago I painted a small accent wall in my living room with chalkboard paint ~ this was a BOLD move for me but I really like the end result. I had this idea to hang the frame on that wall and change out what I hung inside of it for the holidays and seasons. It worked great but no one ever noticed the frame. It blended in way too well with the wall. Then one day I got an idea (insert lightbulb!).
I have I have a very large mirror on an opposing wall and the finish on that mirror was my inspiration. The mirror was similar in that it also had a very obvious inlay and several levels.
Once the first treatment was completed and allowed to dry I next used a gold metallic paint and used a dry brush technique for the inlay. I wanted the final finish to look a little chippy and have an antique feel to it so I didn’t worry about covering everything with paint. I let some of the original color come through.
The wall that the chalkboard wall shares a corner with is an off-white with a large black clock ~ I like the opposites of the wall color and what’s hanging on the walls. I may have to move the clock up though, or the frame down, as the asymmetry is messing up my balance!
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