I can’t buy into gold frames. Gold framed mirrors, picture frames, chalkboards…etc. It’s a very iconic French Country design look…but I just don’t love gold.

However, I do love the detailing in most gold frames. 

The embellishments on the corners make these ideal for dark wax and the gold is perfect for distressing!

It takes less than 30 minutes to change the look of one of these beautiful picture frames!

This one, in particular was painted by Fiona from Australia! Fiona has her own very successful blog, and when she visited LA a couple of weeks ago, she made a special trip to Glendora just to visit the store! It was such a treat to paint with her for a few minutes and chat about refinishing furniture!

The base coat is painted in Paloma with a smattering of Emile on top. I distressed it down to the gold and added a heavy coat of dark wax to settle in all of the detailing!

I just love simple changes for a fresh look!