Hallelujah! The spindles are done! Done, finished, finito! After all of the stripping, sanding, scraping, cleaning, staining, and cursing painting, my hard work has paid off.
I love the way they turned out. I couldn't be more pleased. And guess what, my husband loves them too. Told you dear, you just have to trust me. ; )
Next, I need to hang the botanical prints for the gallery wall. But before I go any further, I need your help. I purchased a bunch of cheap, oak-colored frames from Wal-Mart and stained them to match the spindles. My husband thinks the frames and the spindles are too matchy-matchy. I, on the other hand, love the look. So, I need your help. Should I keep the frames as is, or paint them a different color?
To refresh your memory, here's a picture of the prints and mats.