Well, one of the things that made me snag it like a bride at one of those clearance sales was that it really isn't a "painting"...it's chipboard with a picture printed on it (Gotta LOVE the 70's!) and the frame has some pretty good merits.
I wiped it down with a damp rag and then painted the entire thing with leftover ceiling paint from J's room. I really like the color...not too white...not really a cream.
Originally I thought that rubbing some brown paint over the details on the frame would be fantastic....distressed ended up looking dirty...like I rubbed it with an old diaper!
I figured that I'd just keep it white then....until I realized it was too big to fit on the wall I had intended it going on in the kitchen!!! (this all happened after a completely ridiculous day that I'll blog about soon, but forgot to take the picture of my mishap...errr)
With those plans scrapped, I'm kind of at a loss. It ended up fitting perfectly on the wall above the boys' school desks, but I haven't painted the dining room (I don't have any idea what I'm doing to that room yet!).
People, we have a serious CODE WHITE going on here~~~white frame on a white wall is BORING! What should I do? Do I try and rub on a different color...even after my disastrous aging attempt! Do I repaint completely...the boys' desks are school red (no other way to describe it...and I wasn't going to take a picture because the floor surrounding the desks looks like a Crayola factory exploded!) Or do I just leave it because I have monsters for children and chances are the whole thing will get painted over a bazillion times any way....suggestions would be soooo welcome!
I do seriously LOVE this frame...*sigh*