DIY Distressed Frame

I have been debating on what I wanted to put above our fireplace for awhile now.  I knew the exact picture I wanted to put above the fireplace, but I could not decide how to hang it.  I could not decide whether I wanted to frame it, or try a DIY canvas wrapped picture.  Frames are so outrageous.  The one I liked was from Hobby Lobby and it was $59.99.  I would NEVER spend that much on a frame, unless it was marked 50% off.  Of course $30 seems like a lot to me too, so I really thought a frame from a thrift shop as a Pinterest project would be more fun.  It is also easier on the wallet and I love me a good Pinterest project!!  I have meant to be hitting up the thrift stores lately, but things have been super crazy, so when I went to find Alex’s Beetlejuice costume for Halloween, I decided to browse the goods and see what I would find.  The last few times I have looked for a frame, the have been over $15 and I need a better deal than that.  While I was scanning the merchandise…

I found this beauty at Goodwill for $7.99!  It was in great condition and fits a 20x28 poster print!  Score!

I found this beauty at Goodwill for $7.99! It was in great condition and fits a 20×28 poster print! Score!

All you need to do it wipe the frame down good and gather the following items...acryclic paint, stain, paintbrush, nail file, and an old sock.

All you need to do it wipe the frame down good (I used a Clorox wipe) and gather the following items…acryclic paint, stain, paintbrush, nail file, and an old sock.

Paint the frame with the acrylic paint.  I did 2 coats.

Paint the frame with the acrylic paint. I did 2 coats.

With the nail file, file the edges down to expose the wood.

With the nail file, file the edges down to expose the wood.

After the acrylic paint dries, use the stain to thoroughly coat the frame.

After the acrylic paint dries, use the stain to thoroughly coat the frame.

Wipe the stain away.  If you wipe too much away, just brush more on and so on.

Wipe the stain away. If you wipe too much away, just brush more on and so on.

 

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