My Dad turns 78 this Sunday!
I wanted to come up with something special to do with his picture I recently came across.
Here is the picture of my Dad when he was in the AirForce.
I decided to use a tray that I found on clearance.
I wasn’t sure what to do, or how to do it, but I knew I wanted to make it look distressed and I had ideas of using all different types of supplies when in fact I never needed them.
First I sprayed it with Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint
found on line.
It transformed it into a mirror like finish, but I stopped putting coats on early so it would still have some gold left.
Then I asked my handy dandy Richard to drill some holes for some extra jewels I had from a light fixture
I put in our bedroom (see here). I also prepped the photo with some 2 sided tape.
I noticed the black electrical tape sitting there that
I was going to use help frame it in,
but something told me to use it to distress the frame.
I loved what it did!!!
It took off just enough mirror paint here and there.
I then cut some photo corners to give it that old fashioned style. They were cut from sticky felt squares I found at Michael’s.
I knew I wanted to highlight my Dad’s signature, so I got out a sharp nut digger thing we use on walnuts, and engraved special words all over the frame.
I hope you like it Dad!
All my love,