The frame is all wood with layers of decorative carved pieces and lined with a canvas cover center. That part I wanted to keep. The rest needed work. First, I taped off the canvas and the inside green portion and painted the outer part a gorgeous charcoal color. When that dried, the green was transformed to light teal with a little paint and all was finish off with dark stain to antique it. (I was too excited and in the “zone” to document my painting steps through poor photography)
Tay helped me with the metal backdrop that would be the magnet attraction. This was another “treasure” found curbside. It was a huge metal auto drip pan and fit perfectly in the back of my ride. The only thing to do with it was cut it down with tin snips and “texture” it. Tay used a stainless steel scour pad and moved in a circular motion over the whole thing to make it shiny and lustrous.