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Rustic Painted Frame DIY

Hey guys, today I wanted to share the tutorial for this rustic frame I painted! What's so special about it? Well, I used a new product I hadn't tried on it before- Deco Art Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint.

I've actually wanted to try chalk paint for a while now! Since I haven't used it before though, I decided to start with something small, like a picture frame.

If you haven't heard of chalk paint yet, it's really neat. It's not actually "chalkboard paint". This paint is a matte paint that requires no priming or waxing before using. I hate priming, so I love that you don't need it with this paint.

Anyway, here's how I made it:

Supplies: Wooden Frame, Paint Brush, Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Rustic and Inheritance (yellow), Cream Wax, Sand Paper, Picture

1. Gather all of your supplies. I just used a cheap wooden frame from the store.
2.Paint your frame using rustic chalky finish paint. I painted the front and then went back and painted around the edges.
3. Let it dry.

4. Once your paint has dried, you'll want to get out your wax.
5. Using either a paint brush or a cloth, apply your wax on over your paint.
6. Let it dry. You can add a second coat of wax if you want. Rub a piece of cloth over the wax to buff it.
7. Take a piece of sand paper and lightly sand your frame. I tried to stick close to the edges for my distressed areas.
You can actually distress before or after the wax, but doing it after cut down on the mess.
8. I wanted to add a bit more embellishment to my frame so I painted on some arrows using Chalky Finish Paint in Inheritance color (yellow).

I printed out a photo from my recent trip to Garden of the Gods to put in my new frame. It went perfectly!
Have you used chalk paint yet?

*I am a blogger for DecoArt and received free product for this post, but all of the opinions expressed here are my own. For more information on the DecoArt products, click here.
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I'm Katie, the artist behind the blog Punk Projects. I love everything crafty, I drink tea all day long, I'm a bit of a nerd, and I usually have ink or paint on my hands.

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