Loving the look of barnwood, I decided to give a black plastic picture frame a new look.
Deco Art Weathered Wood Medium
Americana Bittersweet Chocolate acrylic paint
Americana Traditional Burnt Umber acrylic paint
Americana Eggshell acrylic paint
Here is how I did it. It’s super easy!
I chose a black frame so I could see a little of the black in the technique.
After taking off the backing and taking out the glass, I used my Rockler paint pyramids to keep it elevated.
I painted the frame with the darker of the two browns, Burnt Umber, letting some of the black show through a little.
After that dried, I applied a coat of the Weathered Wood Medium.
Once that was dry, I mixed the a little Eggshell with Bittersweet Chocolate. That sounds like a terrible recipe but we’re not eating it! It creates a pretty lighter shade of brown.
I finished it off with a spray of Deft Clear Wood Finish in semi-gloss.
My frame is going on the wall, so I took off the “standing” thing that is used for propping it on a tabletop. The little tiny hanging wire was a huge pain to get on a nail, so I wet the back of the smallest Dischanger and stuck it to the center of the back frame (it overhangs a little) but after drying overnight, it’s strong and so much easier to hang.
I printed out “menu” and the definition/synonyms in MS Word, using a text box and selected a linen background. Here it is all done…perfect for our chalkboard wall and I love the barnwood look which is perfectly our style for this old farmhouse.
What do you think?