We’re back today with another thrift store makeover. Today we’re gonna be painting frames and aging them instantly with antiquing dust. I’m even using wax! Y’all know I don’t like waxing but I don’t mind using it for this technique.
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Supplies for Painting Frames
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- antique frames with lots of detail
- Country Chic All-in-One Decor Paint, in Vanilla Frosting
- Country Chic Antiquing Dust, in Willow
- paint brushes
- Country Chic Natural Wax
- Wax Brush
Just look at the detail on these antique frames! We’ve had them for years. I think we got them at our favorite local thrift store. As you can tell, Jordann added some cork to them and had been using them as bulletin boards. Then she moved out and left them behind… so they’re free game now!
First, I gave them a couple of coats of vanilla frosting.
HELPFUL HINT: If you need to step away before you’re finished painting, put your paintbrush in a plastic baggie. You can even leave it overnight if you stick it in the freezer!
After the two coats of paint dried, I waxed the frames with Country Chic Natural Wax. Now y’all know that I don’t like waxing, but this finish is worth it! Plus, it’s just so much fun to throw the dust around! Then I pounced on the Country Chic Antiquing Dust.
I let it sit for 30 minutes, then I wiped off the extra dust and buffed.
The antiquing dust really made the details POP!
If you enjoy painting frames, check out these DIY projects:
- 21 Thrifted Frame Makeovers
- DIY Chicken Wire Frames
- More Beautiful Painted Frames
- Easy DIY Burlap Frame
- Custom Painted Frames
Thanks for reading. I’d love to hear about your frame or other thrift store finds and makeovers. Leave a comment and tell me about your projects!
‘Til the next project,