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Vintage Frames

Take any plain frame and transform it into something special with these instructions and some paint.

Photography: Mike Krautter

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Plain frame

  • Sandpaper

  • Cotton cloth

steps

  1. Clean the frame by wiping it down with glass cleaner to remove any dirt, dust, or oil.

  2. Using the Vintage Decor brush, paint the frame with a base color of your choice. Wait for it to completely dry before painting a second coat of the base color if necessary.

  3. Paint your next color directly over your previous color. Let dry completely (about 2 hours).

  4. Using sandpaper, begin distressing your frame by sanding in areas where you want to create a "worn" effect.

  5. Wipe off any excess sanding dust.

  6. Taking the paintbrush or a clean cotton cloth, apply a layer of Vintage Decor Clear Wax. Let dry completely.

  7. Next, using the paintbrush or a clean cotton cloth, apply a light layer of Vintage Decor Dark Wax. Let dry completely. Your project will cure on its own and be ready for use in 7 days!

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