I love refurbishing old things and making them work again! Someone asked if I could help salvage some frames that didn’t match her bedroom anymore and faux finishes are one of my favorite things to work with. Three of her frames had a silvery finish and the 4th was very gold. She wanted them to meet somewhere in the middle and havemore brown in the background. So here is what I did:
1. I lined ’em up and painted them all brown, just in a messy fashion, no rhyme or reason! The brown paint I used was a small paint tester from the paint store, but any craft paint will do!
2 After that coat dried, I took a small piece of sea sponge, (Can’t live without that!), found on Amazon or your local paint store. Just click the pic to order on Amazon. and dabbed some of the Antique Bronze Modern Masters Paint available @ Amazon, just click the pic to order.
3. After that dried, then I applied Blackened Bronze Modern Master’s paint by DRY BRUSHING it on. To dry brush, lightly load brush with paint, then wipe off some on paper towel, then make strokes across embossed edges of frame for highlighting. Also found on Amazon…just click the pic to order. 4. Adapt colors as desired and the amounts of metallic needed for your own project!
Voila, new frames!