These are basic , somewhat inexpensive frames . These can be found at Kirkland’s , hobby lobby or Michaels craft store . Follow along for an easy way to turn any metal into the color you have in mind.
Cheap Frames, Into a Unique Frames
i am sure to clean off the entire piece. Specifically metallics, do not adhere to anything with oil or grease on it. Once it’s been wiped down make sure it’s completely dry before adding wax or paint . Once dry, sand so it has some “grit” to adhere as well.
First I put a dark coat of wax on the bottom. This helps give it an aged or patina look. Once this is dry I sand paper them to knock some of the shine off .
After sanding then I go in and spray paint them a stainless steel silver . I do this first , so as to add dimension . The more layered the more natural the “old” looks.
Next, I go in with rub n buff silver . This product works great for just about anything . I especially love it for metal as it creates a true shine without looking cheap.
And here it is all finished! Now we have a gorgeous frame that matches my decor more.
Let me know what you think!