Hello! My name is Abby, and I have a little blog called “Artist for Hire”. I really enjoy all things arts and crafts, and I also have a huge love of photography. You will often find me chasing my two children around with my camera! Today I want share a tutorial on how to create a distressed finish on a wooden frame. A perfect place for all those photos!
Time to Complete: 2 hours (including drying time)
Topics: Painting techniques
Natural wooden frame
Sanding block or sand paper (fine grit)
Spread some newspaper on your table. If your table is already paint covered, feel free to omit this step! Use a medium size paintbrush to coat the front and sides of your frame. Because you are going to distress this later, you do not have to worry about the paint being perfect. You can find these pre-made frames everywhere—I always see lots of them at Hobby Lobby. Let the paint dry.
Get your sanding block or sandpaper back out, and rough your frame up again. This time your first layer of paint will show through, as well as the natural wood. Pretty!
There you have it: a perfectly distressed frame for artwork or photographs. Now, hurry! Go paint one in every color!
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Etsy Shop: Sugarbowl Art Company