Thank all of you for your suggestions for the frame of my egret picture. I got lots of "votes" for antique gold, and since I'm a traditional kinda gal, that's my favorite color, too.
Here's how it looks now...
I know it looks like I just spray painted it...well, I did! But, I also used a couple of shades of gilders paste to hopefully, give it a little depth and shading.
I promise, it looks better "in person" than in the photos.
Here you can see the shading a little better. I used antique gold and German silver.
Gilders paste is a new product to me...I'm not very crafty...but it was easy to use. The ladies at the shop where I bought it, were really helpful, and explained how to use it.
Right now, its in the guest bedroom. I may do a little more shading on it, and find something to put on either side...maybe plates or sconces? It seems a little small up there all by itself. :)
I mentioned it's been raining today, and things are really greening and blooming.
Here are some pics I snapped from my front door...
I'm such a Redneck. :) I was standing with the front door open taking pics.
Here's our walkway with dogwood, white azalea and Indian Hawthorne in bloom.
Looking to the left...
...and across the street at my neighbor's house.
Of course, I called to ask her if she minded my taking a photo. She was thrilled that I thought it looked so pretty. She works a lot in her yard and there's always something in bloom.
We put the veggie plants put in the garden yesterday, and I strained my back...it's heck getting old. :)
It's a little better this afternoon, and I'm ready for the weekend. Hope y'all have a good one.
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