So I found this very large, beautiful painting at an estate sale. The only problem was it looked really dark and dated. I pondered for a while how I could possibly change the look without ruining the painting itself, because I know that I could never re-create something that looks like this. Somebody once put a lot of time and effort into it. It finally dawned on me that I didn't like the dated frame. I thought it looked to dark and didn't do anything for the painting. So I took out some trusty white paint and after a couple coats it looked too perfect for the painting. Therefore, I took some dark stain and wiped it in all the corners and along the lines of the frame. I think it gave it a more rustic appearance and added depth and detail to the frame.
I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving and enjoy it wherever you may be. :)
This is the before picture. As you can see the painting is just gorgeous, but the frame is so outdated.
Here is the after picture. I think the lighter frame just makes the painting look that much better.