Giving a wooden frame, chair, or dresser an aged look is a cinch! We’ll show you how with these “aged” picture frames.
wooden picture frame
red craft paint
teal craft paint
tack cloth or damp cloth
1. Hammer the surface of the frame here and there to give it a worn look.
2. Rough up the surface of the frame with the sandpaper. Remove dust with tack cloth or damp cloth.
3. Paint the frame with a layer of red paint. Let dry.
4. Paint over the red layer with the teal paint. Let dry.
5. Sand the edges of the frame through to the red coat in some places and all the way through to the wood in other areas. Roughen up the edges that would get natural wear over time. You can soften the look of the entire top coat with a light brushing of the sandpaper all over.
Tip: Try a color like green or blue as an undercoat, then cover with a white top coat. The sanded finish will look shabby chic.
Make a whole set of frames in different sizes and colors, then hang them on the wall for a modern take on a classic photo grouping!
Jennifer & Kitty