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Postby srdzevon on Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:10 pm

I always love the DIY threads, so I thought I'd make a little one of my own.

I found this frame at my local Goodwill for 6 bucks

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Turns out, it fights my Plighting perfectly, but i'm not about the color.

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I decided to go with a matte dark gray with a silver undercoat.

4 coats of sliver

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1 coat of flat dark gray with a little scotchbright pad action to reveal the sliver.

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Test fit with the old mat.

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Needs another coat of black and a little more rubbing.
Once i finish that and get my new mat and glass, I'll take some proper pictures with my good camera.
I'm pretty happy with it so far. i think the black might be a bit dark. Kinda wish i'd gone with a little lighter color, but I think it's going to be just fine in the end.
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Postby sidewaysscott on Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:11 pm

:clap: :clap: looks great! nice work.
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Postby ironjaiden on Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:13 pm

Nice nice :clap:
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Postby mtarail on Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:38 pm

Looks great!
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Postby GTMaus on Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:50 pm

Nice find and some excellent work there :clap:
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Postby ceevee on Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:53 pm

I think it looks great with that amount of black with the silver. Great marriage there.
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Postby PLUSH on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:09 pm

Pretty sharp.
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Postby srdzevon on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:09 pm

Thanks guys! I think once i get rid of the fugly beige mat and finish the paint job it's going to look pretty sweet.

Not bad for $40 or so.
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Postby rmoore on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:13 pm

Woo! Awesome!

I found a similar deal at goodwill...big nice frame, solid wood and all for $8. Get it home, measure it...24"x35". :hanging:
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Postby db23 on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:28 pm

that's so cool. great find and your paint job is amazing!
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Postby ceevee on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:32 pm

rmoore wrote:24"x35". :hanging:

Damn. That is so close to perfect sizing for Dracula.
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Postby Callaghanx on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:51 pm

Fantastic job!
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Postby inkedup on Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:20 am

Nicely done
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Postby clem99 on Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:59 am

cool project, i kind of had the same thoughts after speaking with TC way back about this print, just done nothing about it, like looking for an older garaged frame, what paint re you using, graf cans?


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Postby trarex on Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:08 am

Thought that was my secret.
Wallnut frame with a seude fillet.
Total cost 2 dollars.
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