Suddenly, I’ve stumbled onto lots of tin at good prices!
The first I found off Craigslist, and have sitting up by the garage door.
Until Now—but it’s my 2nd project and I’ll share that next time!
The second is a large singular panel with a featured center cartouche!
I found it exploring Simply RePurposed on Water St!
I’ll be participating in their Vintage Market in September! And all this tin is getting worked on for that show as well as another in October!
But, I digress. . .
I was really anxious to jump on the large fancy panel 1st!
I started by ripping wood on the table saw to build a mounting frame, then applied the awesome 4’w × 2’h panel!
You also see I painted, distressed, and waxed the panel!
I know a lot of mounted panels are left like this for the finish—NOT mine, oh no! Where would the fun be in THAT?!?
I wanted to frame it! I toyed with salvaged woods (like I’ve been doing with my plaques), and with some actual picture frame molding I have but—nope. I pulled some coved molding and very small profile crown molding. But whatever chosen, it made me realize I’d need to create a fillet to help make the transition from the rough panel edge to the frame.
You can see how it makes a cleaner transition on the front, and how it’s sandwiched in from the back.
The long part is sandwiched between the mounting frame and the actual frame. The short part covers over the rough edge of the tin. Make sense?
I puttied and sanded my frame, then waxed it and let it sit overnight. In the morning, I “painted.” Gave that a few hours to set up, sanded, and dry brushed for the FINISH. DONE.