Since it’s almost July 4th, I thought I’d share some red, white, and blue today with these turquoise and red frames. I’ve been buying up small frames with a lot of detail like these. They’re a lot of fun to play with since those details hold the glaze and antiquing dust so well.
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Supplies for Turquoise & Red Frames
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint, Treasure
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint, Rogue
- palette knife
- Country Chic Furniture Glaze, graphite (Use this coupon code to get 10% off your first order: ducttapedenim10 )
How to Paint Thrift Store Frames
First, I cleaned the frames. Thrift store frames can be pretty dusty. Especially when they have a lot of detail on them as these frames had.
Next, two coats of turquoise paint. Pretty, but I wanted the detail on the frames to stand out even more.
Then I added the red paint with my palette knife. This painting technique is a lot of fun. It’s easier to show you than to explain it so I shared this painting method on a Facebook Live video… here it is:
Did you see me scratch the finish? I didn’t realize there was some dried paint on my rag when I was removing the glaze and it scratched the paint.
But I went back over that area with the same steps and it all blended in just fine.
Finished Painted Frames
So what do you think of this finish? I think I’ll try it in a different color combination. This frame especially looks a little like it’s a piece of evidence from a crime scene! Eeeek!
Maybe I should use these for Halloween decorations?
More Thrift Store Frame Makeovers
Anyway, if you enjoyed these turquoise and red frames, you might also like these other frame projects, too:
- How to Age Frames with Antiquing Dust
- Thrift Store Frame Jewelry Organizers
- Thrift Store Frames in Blue, Gray, & White
- DIY Barn Wood Frame
- Easy Ways to Revamp Thrift Store Frames
I’d love to hear about your latest thrift store frame makeover. Leave me a comment! Featured on Crafty Moms Share.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
Originally published on Jul 3, 2018.