I have been using gold and brass accents for a while but hated the color some of my picture frames had.
Although about 15 years old, several were just too orange and had a fake "factory" look that I wanted to get rid of.
I wanted to achieve a look similar to a frame my grandmother had painted at least 60-70 years ago.
I spray painted them black, let them dry, then sanded lightly.
I then dry-brushed on gold craft paint, but a cooler gold color. I know most would paint the gold first, then come back with dark wax, but I thought I could get the depth and color I wanted better this way.
I wanted them to look old with more of a green or verdigris tint...
...like the brass candelabra from Lebanon.
I am loving how they look -- especially with old family photos...
It's a great way to give a new frame "old" life:-)
I'll be joining: