Some days I just have more to post then others...LOL...now I'll go a week or two with nothing! This is the cross stitch my mother did years ago...I wish the saying would have been in cross stitch too but I can't change that! She had it in just an old metal frame and my sister wanted it. I brought it home to frame and mat and really like how this turned out. It was originally a red-ish stain colored frame with a cream mat. I painted the mat with a foam brush and a mix of Barn Red & Nutmeg brown craft paint. I was going for a match for the barn and came close...I think I needed to add a bit more of the red. Took 3 coats to cover it nicely. Then I spray painted the frame (no sanding but probably should have) with a cream colored satin. Gave it three coats and then let it dry completely. After drying, I lightly sanded some of the paint off so the stain would show through. Next, I wiped on some Antique Glaze that I bought from Lowes, let it dry a bit and then wiped some of it off.
Because of the barn setting, I was going for a rustic kind of look that would highlight the scene. The only thing I would change would be the glass...in my opinion, it would look much nicer if the glass were non-glare but this is the glass that came in the frame and I wasn't wanting to spend any money. All I had to purchase was the cream spray paint as I didn't have any except for gloss and I knew I did not want it shiny.
So, she will have to replace the glass...LOL
I hope she likes it...I know I do!