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!