A long time ago I worked as a picture framer. One year, I even asked for a Fletcher FrameMaster framer's point gun for Christmas, and I still have it!
No other tool like it, but I didn't need it for this project. I found two delightful 1930s crayon drawings in ready-made frames, the kind with the bending staple/prongs on the back. The thing I wanted to change was the color of the frames. I mean...who would put white frames on those drawings? It was ghastly!
So I went out to the art supply store and got some paint. I thought a bright reddish orange with a slightly antiqued finish would work, so that's what I did.
I like how they turned out, and it'll be a lot harder to sell them now. The pair of lovely little crayon drawings will be available April 1st in booth C-1 at Antique Alley on NE 42nd in Portland. For more information and hours, click here.