Monday, March 23, 2015

DIY painted picture frames

I love having family photos on display around my home!

Since I have so many pictures and frames on display, I wanted to do something a little bit different than just a regular frame, so I painted my own.  

I picked up these unfinished wooden frames from the craft store.

I used some stencils, black, white and gold craft paint, aging varnish and satin varnish.  
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First I painted both of the frames white.  

For the zig zag frame I used black paint with the chevron stencil.  Once that was dry, I sanded the edges down really well, and gave the frame a coat of satin varnish top coat.  

For the gold frame, I used a polka dot stencil with gold craft paint.  Then I rubbed aging varnish all over it and wiped it off.  You could also use stain or brown stamping ink.  Then I gave the frame everything a topcoat of satin varnish.

These DIY painted picture frames could so easily be customized to fit any decor!


  1. I love the look of both of these!

  2. LOVE this! What a great way to take a basic frame and make it chic and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love the natural, organic look of these! Great colors too.

    1. Thank you Nicki! They are pretty neutral and go with any decor!!


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