Well, I got a $2 frame for the Blue Heron projects that I did and it was a reddish deep mahogony color so I decide to paint it in a Driftwood paint/stain that I had on hand. It was a little "sticky", you know how varnish can get when it is old, after I washed it so I decided to sand it down.
I grab my hand sander and start going to town. Now I am beginning to like this distressed red color that I have going on and thought I could use it in my red, white and blue guest room and get something else for the heron. Well, I got a tad carried away (really carried away) and ended up destroying the finish completely which was, of course, just applied to a press board frame. It was so roughed up by the time I quit messing with it that I thought it was going to be a total loss.
Not one to give up easily, I decided to spray paint the whole thing (rough parts and all) with some spray paint that I used on the brass bathroom light fixtures and mirror frame several of years ago when we finished fixing the house. So here it is in all its rough glory!