It took me about a minute to add some gold leaf details to the plain black frame that surrounds the antique frame above. I used a gold Sharpie oil based paint pen.
Remember this picture of our master bedroom? I felt the oil painting on the side wall was too small for the space, but it is a really beautiful piece, and I wanted to use it. I was hoping to someday find a frame to hang around it like I did on the headboard wall.
I finally found one - a solid black frame for $3 at an estate sale. It was the right size, but I wanted to add a little gold detail, so that it related to the frame around the painting and the gold in the rest of the room. I just followed a divot that was already on the frame. It was so easy …
and remarkably looked like gold leaf detail. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that are the most rewarding.