Modern French Floral Print Goes from Damaged to Vintage
|Modern decor with a twist!|
This floral print is affixed to a composite wood frame. The border on the edges is a printed faux wood frame. It's a charming print, but if you look closer you'll see that it is scratched and torn. It cost me a whopping $3 and the cashier at the thrift store told me I paid too much!
Here's another look at the damage near the top. The border is scratched and there are gouge marks below it.
Using 220 grit sandpaper I gently rubbed over the entire print to soften and fade the print.
I brushed away the sanding debris and now the printed areas have a worn look.
To further blend in the scratched and torn areas, I first used a slightly damp wash cloth to remove the remaining sanding dust. While the area still had some moisture to it (not wet, just a touch of moisture) I used a sanding sponge that had left over sanding dust from a previous project (probably black and grey). I rubbed the sponge gently over the print and the dust clung to the rough areas.
For the printed border, I painted it in Old Ochre and then added some spots of Coco.
I sanded the border to give it a distressed look. I sealed the entire project with a light coat of clear wax.
I think the "after" will work nicely in room with a French Country or shabby chic decor. Thanks for stopping by!