i painted the frame and i am very happy with how it turned out. It was very fun to paint, but it took a while. I am almost finished with the piece. I just need to finish the glass, which I am apprehensive of, but excited. I also glazed over some of the flowers in her hair so that the ones cast in shadow aren't as light as the other ones. I am really happy with this piece and it is so much fun to see it glitter at certain angles.