I bought this super cool architectural window frame at Elkhorn, oh~like 4yrs ago now. I was madly in LUV with it—but it had to go directly to my treasures-stash. Awww.
I pulled it back out last Christmas for a particular vignette in Mom’s living room, but I HATED the painted finish. Unfortunately, there was no time to do anything about it right then so I had to just deal with it.
I know the very nice lady who painted it. In fact, I know~and can recognize her work at 50 paces. She paints for hire for other vendors. No matter the color or finish, her work always looks “dehydrated,” TO ME. I do apologize if that sounds snarky or disparaging.
Well I pulled it off the wall yesterday to give it some looooong overdo LUV.
I was thinking about the 1898 door I just worked on and how beautiful the wood turned out to be underneath its dilapidated old paint. I repeated the same actions—the belt sander to aggressively knock down the initial paint, careful not to damage the wood. Then I used a stripper in areas to soften the transition of “worn” paint to raw wood. Then fine sanded, and lastly~clear wax.
I LUV it now!