Creating a vintage picture frame can be an easy and fun art project that will add a decorative touch to your home, and it can be done in just one weekend! Simply follow these simple steps to create your vintage picture frame in just a few hours.
Things You'll Need
- Wooden picture frame
- White or cream paint
- Yellow or light blue paint
- Fine sand paper
- Paint brush
- Wood stain
- Clean cloth or old t-shirt
Choose a plain wooden picture frame.
Sand the surface of the frame lightly and wipe off any dust with a damp cloth.
Apply one coat of primer to the frame and allow to dry.
Apply one coat of base paint (white or cream). This layer of paint will show through the final top coat. Dry thoroughly.
Apply your top coat of paint, typically yellow or light blue. This coat of paint can be applied with a traditional paint brush or even a sponge. Allow the top coat to dry completely.
Sand the edges and any other areas that would typically wear over time to add a distressed, aged and vintage look. You may also want to make a few indentations on the frame to give it a worn look as well, or even use a wire grill brush (lightly) to remove some of the paint.
Wipe the surface of the frame with a clean, dry cloth.
Apply one coat of a mixture of 1/2 glaze and 1/2 light wood stain with a clean cloth to add that additional vintage look to the frame. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
Tips & Warnings
- Friends and family are going to want you to make a vintage frame for them too, so go ahead and create several at a time!
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