I like the 18th century because of the beautiful clothes, furniture and architecture. Everything fashionable back then was absolutely gorgeous. The 19th century had a lot of beautiful stuff as well but the 17th century is my favourite century. I also like gothic things and the combination of that and old fashioned elegance is something you’ll find in a lot of things about me. My brand new black chandelier for example. Take a look at the new photos of my home if you haven’t yet by the way!
So, on the subject of elegant gothic things, I’ve had my eyes on this picture frame from IKEA for a while.
Then yesterday I realized, hey wait a minute, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a picture frame when I suddenly came to think of the fact that I have a mirror with a very similar frame. Problem was it was gold coloured and I don’t like gold nor does it suit the colour scheme of my home. Notice how I say that it was gold coloured? It’s not any more because last night I painted it black. It’s a 25×20 cm frame but it took me six god damn hours to paint it! Why is that you might wonder? Well let’s just say the paint I used for painting my kitchen walls really isn’t intended for painting plastic. One coat of paint wasn’t enough. Nor two or three or four. Actually I don’t even know how many coats it took. It wasn’t the easiest thing to paint either because of all the details, hence the six hours. It was worth it though since it turned out great. The gold visible around the edge of the mirror on the after photo is the back of the frame reflected in the mirror which sits a bit loose. That’s not visible to the naked eye though, only on photo, so that’s not a problem. And I know that I need to clean the mirror. Anyway, here’s it is, before and after.