I did! I removed the wood heart and got rid of the fabric star that was hot glued onto the heart. The gold colored wooden frame has a piece of screen stapled onto the back.
I painted the heart with a coat of American Accents colonial red.
My plan was to create a zinc look or galvanized finish and give the heart frame a more industrial/junky look instead of primitive country. Here, I base coated the frame with a dark gray acrylic paint.
I guess I missed taking a photo of the next step. I put a very watery coat of acrylic platinum paint on next. Watering down the paint allowed the dark gray to show through. Then I sprinkled on some cinnamon. Then sprayed the frame with a sealer to help adhere and seal in the cinnamon.
My last paint step was a watery coat of light ivory acrylic paint applied with a sponge brush.
I like how my frame turned out.
I wrapped some picture hanging wire around the heart, and glued on an old key. Then I nailed the heart back onto the frame.
Another cheap and easy thrift shop makeover for Valentine's Day!