They sat in the garage for the next couple of years, while my patient hubby moved them from place to place during projects and cleanings. I finally decided to hang them on the wall with photos in them. After a good cleaning, light sanding, and some white spray paint, they were much better, but still had that chippy quality that I heart. I added scrapbook paper to the backs to make them stand out a little more, and repainted the hardware in a satin nickel.
I have never had a good way to display photos of my family, and I love the way these turned out. They hang in my upstairs hall, one on either side. I absolutely love them, and wish I'd had more hands to grab some more! I have been to that sale many times since, and have never been invited into the basement of doom again. Rats!
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