Repurposed Frame with a Textured Paint Treatment4:22:00 PM
Every once in a while I skip the thrift
store and go straight to the clearance department
of one of my favorite stores...
Marshall's and TJ Maxx have some great clearance
bargains... only most people don't know it.
On this trip I picked up several broken, scratched,
and damaged items from the clearance shelf.
These potentially beautiful frames were too
scratched for Marshall's so they have them
marked down about 3 times to $3.00.
A great wooden frame for 3 bucks... I can do that!
My first step using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in
Country Grey was to paint the frame with a very thick
coat. When that first coat was dry I went back in and
blobbed on more paint in areas then let that dry.
As you can see I was not too neat.
Annie Sloan suggests you don't be too neat when
you use her paint... she likes the old world look
you can achieve by being just a little bit sloppy
when applying the paint.
So I was.
When the paint dried I coated it with clear wax
then immediately used a coat of dark wax. The clear
wax first helps the dark wax move around on the
paint evenly. Using dark wax only will cause the wax to
soak into the chalk paint and be too blotchy.
As you can see, the dark wax settled into all
the brush strokes and texture I created with
a thick paint application.
I added a little bling to the top of my frame....
and now the Marshall's $3.00 frame is saved
from the Marshall's dumpster.