I recently picked up this egret picture at the thrift store. I love it, but I can't decide what to do with the frame.
Y'all always have the best ideas, and I really need your help.
The overall size is about 17x19.
I haven't decided where I want to put it yet, but here it is, on the living room wall.Sorry about the glare. It's been overcast all day, so I had to turn on the lights to photograph it.
Here it is on the wall in the guest room.
The frame needs a few minor repairs, since it's separating a little at the corners. Also, someone painted the frame without taking the glass out, and there are some paint smudges on the glass.
Here's the frame detail, showing how it's painted white with a turquoise/blue glaze.
The outer mat is brown, the middle mat is black and the inner mat is metallic gold.
The paint is chipped on the frame, and it looks like the finish was originally gold.
So ... since I'm going to take the picture apart for cleaning and repairs, I thought I'd change the frame color.
Do you think the frame would look better in an antique gold, which it seems to have been originally, or should I try something different?
Maybe a different shade of cream ... or maybe gray?
Should I try to strip the paint off to see what's underneath?
Thank you so much for your input. I'm really looking forward to hearing your suggestions.
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