No Union Jack or Norwegian flag here, cool idea though!
But the silver paint just didn't do it for me.
A paint stripping we go!
The original cherry comes back
Now I could go with sanding and a clear coat on top of the cherry to go back to the original, but where's the fun in that?
It's the "picture frame" look of the frame that I want to move away from.
The look is enhanced with the cherry colour. Not so much with the aluminium silver or black.
I have some thought about how I want the new frame to look.
But since a lot of time spent planning is a good idea, I try out my ideas on the original frame first.
The main goal is to give the frame a cleaner look.
First I had to fill the center of the frame with, yes, filler.