Monday, January 26, 2015

Valentine's Day Craft: Part 3 : DIY Dollar Store Shabby Chic Distressed Picture Frame with Valentine Printable

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! I've been working on a couple painted furniture projects. Lately, I feel like I just want to paint something!!
Today I am sharing a new love of mine, (which has been a trend for awhile now, that I am just now finding out about) , is to take something old or new and turn it into something shabby and chic.

My husband actually laughed last night, when he's been a woodworker for about ten years now, and was wondering why it's taken me this long to start wanting to do this. It's nice that he can appreciate, when I am trying to do learn something new that I enjoy doing.

Last week, I picked up two wooden oak frames at the Dollar store,  some Acrylic paint (Parisian Pink and Antique White) at Michael's, 3 foam brushes for $1, and my husband had some fine grain sand paper.

First I sanded the frame down, to not only help the acrylic paint adhere to the wood, but to start giving it that distressed older look. Looking at old frames, they seem to take the most wear on the corners and the edges.

Next, I painted the frame first in pink, and let it dry completely. After it dried completely, I sanded down the frame, again on the corners and edges, until I got the shabby look I was after. Over the pink, I painted the Antique White. Once it dried, I carefully sanded the corners and edges, to expose very little wood, I was after a pop of pink to come through. That's it. Super Easy.

I actually made two frames, the first one, was pink on antique white, which I didn't see to much antique white pop through, so that's when I tried the second frame with the Antique white on the pink. They both looked like old Shabby Chic frames without a piece of Art to show case.
You can find the Valentine's Day printable HERE. If you have ever wanted to learn how to make your own Holiday Printable, take a look at this POST.

If you enjoyed this Valentine's Day Craft, here are Parts 1 and 2.

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  1. Cute project for Valentines Day! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.

  2. Hello cute lady! I'm loving it. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for partying with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls