Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Now What Do I Do With This Frame?

I picked up this large oak frame while on a picking expedition to western Minnesota. It is an old store fixture originally in the Donnelly General Store and for the past 70 years in the damp basement of the building. I sanded the frame and now have to decide what to do with it.

I can paint it. If I do, what color? I can stain it the same color as the top of the bench (below). Or I can poly it as is. Your input will be appreciated.

Mr. Flannery

1 comment:

alice said...

I would paint it duck egg blue. Then dark walnut stain with steel wool. Rub off most of stain leaves a great look.
Good luck. I love the piece.
Smiles, Alice