I bought this giant piece of art work at a local yard sale…specifically for the frame alone! It needed a bit of TLC, as the gold part must has been covered in a green felt before and there were holes in that as well.
I loved the giant size of this but was unsure as to what to do with the canvas as there was a 3” rip in it! So after staring at it since October of last year, I decided to make another I LOVE You More Sign, but this time in brighter colors!
After I dismantled the frame from the canvas I painted it a soft gold…which I didn’t feel was the right shade of gold. 3 different shades of gold later I ended up with this…which was very pretty and bright, like I wanted.
I then went over the gold with a Dark Walnut stain from Min-Wax. I love how the stain settles into the dings and dents of this old frame along with the grooves! It gives it that beautiful aged look I was going after.
I then started working on the canvas. First I patched the rip with some glue and since it was a textured painting already I went ahead and globbed it on with an artist spatula. I then primed and base coated the canvas in a dark antique metallic gold(darker than the frame). Once that was dry I applied the same contact paper that I did in the previous I Love You Sign. Once that was sealed and painted over and dry, I peeled it up to reveal this!
Once everything was dry and sealed I put it all back together again!
This lady is stunning and she is large, measuring in at 42”x34”! Have I mentioned I’m in LOVE? Both my son and I agree we like her better than the Black one I did previously! So we are keeping her and selling the black one!
Just a recap of the before and after!