Repurposed Frame with a Textured Paint Treatment

4:22:00 PM

Every once in a while I skip the thrift
store and go straight to the clearance department
of one of my favorite stores...

Repurposed Frame with a textured paint treatment

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!

Repurposed Frame with a textured paint treatment

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.

Repurposed Frame with a textured paint treatment

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. 

Repurposed Frame with a textured paint treatment

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....

Repurposed Frame with a textured paint treatment

Repurposed Frame with a textured paint treatment

and now the Marshall's $3.00 frame is saved
from the Marshall's dumpster.

Repurposed Frame with a textured paint treatment

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  1. Great looking frame, I love that rustic look!

  2. sweet frame Susan! I love the texture.

    I'll be trying out Heirloom Traditions Paint this weekend.... so excited to use some new paint and colored wax! :)

    have a great weekend!

  3. I have been looking for a rustic frame for a Cabin, this technique is perfect! Thank you so much for the how to!


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