For some time, I’ve been planning to put two 16×20 frames above the bed, but I was lacking inspiration until I saw these on Restoration Hardware (as you can see from the crib and decoupaged antique map I did, I’m a fan of their stuff!). Aged sheet music seemed the perfect understated, neutral, soothing artwork for this space. I searched for some time for frames at thrift stores but was having trouble finding two the same size. What I really wanted was two frames with coordinating but not matching moldings (so they would be the same width but have different textures). I finally found what I was hunting, but the colors were all wrong:
I chose to use chalk paint because the frames had a slick, plastic-y finish, and I wanted to be sure the paint would adhere. Both frames got two good coats of the pale blue-green, with an extra effort to get into the cracks and crevices:
I then painted lightly (with zero effort to get into the cracks and crevices) over both frames with plain ol’ cheap gold craft paint. You can see how the pale blue-green peaks through:
I thought the result was a little too bright, so I followed up with some Rustoleum stain in Kona on a paper towel (just wiped on and rubbed off) to soften the shine a bit:
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