TURN DISTRESSED WOOD TO PICTURE FRAMES' ART AND CRAFT BLOG BY MIABO ENYADIKE






I love old wood, be it oak, mahogany, pine, ebony, any wood  that exist, this drives my insatiable need to collect old used wood from everywhere or anywhere I see them.

 I love the well worn look of old wood and the amazing fact, that if you choose to sand old wood again, it just comes alive with a better surface and fantastic grain when polished.                         ADVERTISEMENT

In my case it really does not matter what state it is in, I just love it because there is always a use for them.

Jogging back home one morning, I discovered a pile of wood probably used for skirting, kept outside a fenced compound that was been renovated.




I immediately stopped in my tracks to take a better look at this fabulous find, you may not understand the excitement I felt, because to me, I had struck GOLD!.
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Well yours truly not one to waste time, pressed the bell at the gate and waited patiently while my eyes were glued to this find.              
Eventually response came, I was greeted nicely by a  lady who came to the gate. She answered warmly, that was a good sign! and all I needed.
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 I made my interest known about the wood to her, and if I could have them for free of cause.  I was playing on that warmness and using it to my advantage.


I could see she was taken  aback at this
request, but to my utmost relief she graciously agreed to my request.
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She was still a bit confused I noticed and she asked why I wanted them, I simply replied  coyly, I love to collect old used wood for Art. Thank you! I said. Ran home quickly  got a ride, and came back to pick them up.



Anyway, to cut a long story short,I cleaned and sanded them,  went to see my carpenter and joiner, they where turned to picture frames for me.                                     ADVERTISEMENT
I framed some acrylic flower paintings, I had previously done in them as you can see, it looked good to me and I really love the old wood .....ENJOY! 


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