Aging Frames With Antiquing Dust

5 Materials
3 Hours

Today we’re gonna be painting frames and aging them instantly with antiquing dust. I’m even using wax! Y’all know I don’t like waxing but I don’t mind using it for this technique.

Thrift Store Frames BEFORE Painting

Just look at the detail on these antique frames! We’ve had them for years. I think we got them at our favorite local thrift store. As you can tell, Jordann added some cork to them and had been using them as bulletin boards. Then she moved out and left them behind… so they’re free game now!

Paint Two Coats of Paint

HELPFUL HINT: If you need to step away before you’re finished painting, put your paintbrush in a plastic baggie. You can even leave it overnight if you stick it in the freezer!

After the two coats of paint dried, I waxed the frames with Country Chic Natural Wax. Now y’all know that I don’t like waxing, but this finish is worth it! Plus, it’s just so much fun to throw the dust around! Then I pounced on the Country Chic Antiquing Dust.

Sprinkle Antiquing Dust on Frames

I let it sit for 30 minutes, then I wiped off the extra dust and buffed. The antiquing dust really made the details POP!

FINISHED Thrift Store Frames

Thanks for reading. I’d love to hear about your frame or other thrift store finds and makeovers. Leave a comment and tell me about your projects!

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