DYI Project- Painted Frame

 Sorry folks for my lack of furniture re-dos, but I have not been very lucky lately finding cool pieces.
I will be updating my old antique bed for my daughter soon, and I hope to share that with you in the next few weeks.
However, I have been itching to paint something.  I've had this old, honey colored frame for years and thought I'd try a technique I use on my furniture.
First, I lightly sanded the wood.  And then started painting it with a pale blue/gray I had on hand.
Once it dried I used the sand paper to lightly distress the edges.
Then I rubbed some dark stain into the sanded parts, and wipe it off with a clean cloth.

Took me less than 15 minutes (not including drying time).
I see these at thrift stores all the time, I may try it with a more ornate frame next time.



  1. I would love if you come over and share your project on my WhateverWednesday linkie party!

  2. Thanks! I always <3 your projects!

  3. Gorgeous color and distressing!


  4. Looks great! Is that the same color you used on the dresser I bought?


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