Upcycled Farmhouse Frame
This Upcycled Farmhouse Frame is perfect to make for so many reasons. It is great for creating beautiful decor in the home but also makes a gorgeous gift, especially when framing a meaningful photograph. I think it is a perfect Mother’s Day Gift Idea! The DecoArt® Designer Finishes™ set that was used on this project is the Salt Wash Farmhouse Kit and can be purchased from Michaels exclusively.
Here’s what you need to make a Faux Tin Painted Farmhouse Finish:
- DecoArt® Designer Finishes™ Salt Water Farmhouse Kit
- Paint Brushes and/or Sponge Brushes
- Paint Pallete or Paper Plate
- Paper Towels
- Jar (Extra Project)
Directions to Create an Upcycled Farmhouse Frame
Select a surface or two (frame and jar) and gather supplies in one easy to grab place. Remove the glass from the frame before beginning. Cover the surface with a coat of the Gray Sky Americana paint that comes in the kit and let it dry completely. The hardest part is being patient in between steps! While I am sharing the steps here, they also come in the kit in entiretly.
The second step is really fun and the step when texture and dimension come to life. Mix together equal parts of the Gray Sky Americana paint with the Texture Sand Medium.
Apply the texture to the surface on top of the dry coat of paint from step one. This can be done with a paintbrush or a pallet knife or even a sponge applicator. Spread the mixture around until it looks the way you like best. Next, put on your patient pants and wait for it to dry.
The third step allows the opportunity to create depth in the coloring of your surfaces. Paint the Vintage Effect Wash (Gray) in different areas of the surface where you would like it to be darker. Be careful not to go too heavy the first pass. It is okay to come back after step four and repeat this step for added dark accents.
Of all the steps, this one is the chance to add those pops of brightness and highlights with the Vintage Effect Wash in White. To get a look that is watered down, dip the paintbrush in the wash and a then water before applying. Next, let it dry, again!
Once your surface is dry, add a photo and reinsert the glass to complete your framed photograph. For the jar, add some water and flowers. This is a great Mother’s Day gift idea.
Beth over at Creatively Beth tried out the Faux Tin Farmhouse kit and got awesome results. Check out her post and grab her tips and tricks over on her blog.
During out Team Creative Crafts Craft-A-Thon, we demonstrated the techniques for the finishes. Here are our finished projects.
If you are a beginning crafter and like these projects, give them a try. They are so super fun and the results are amazing. The directions are so simple.
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