I actually bought this piece last year and it has been sitting in the basement until I decided what to do with it. I’m not really sure what to call it. Frame? Decorative thingy? For now, let’s just call it a painted wood wall hanging. Imaginative, I know.
It was dirty and cracked in several places, but I loved the carved details.
It was pieced together from about a dozen pieces of wood, all held together with tiny nails. The carved details appear to be plaster. I didn’t repair the cracks, but Richard glued some thin pieces of wood to the back to reinforce the loose joints.
To tie the colors in with our quilt, I painted the whole thing with white milk paint, then painted some of the carved areas with lavender.
For the lavender paint, I just mixed together some white craft paint and a little bit of the same purple I used for the stenciled area rug in our bedroom. I thinned it down quite a bit so I could get it into the cracks and crevices without obscuring the details. This took a couple of coats. I went back and highlighted a few of those areas with white. See that crack I didn’t repair? It’s called laziness character.
A light coat of wax and this painted wood wall hanging- frame- carved piece- thingy was done!
What would you call it? I just know you can come up with something more attractive sounding than painted wood wall hanging, something that makes its loose joints and cracked plaster pale in comparison….