Upcycling #Homecraft

Upcycling – part 2

I can’t get enough of the Chalky paints by DecoArt at the moment! I’ve now added one more colour to my ever growing collection and have taken to sprucing up all of the boring white frames around the house, as well as the terracotta pots out in the garden.

To tie everything together nicely in our lounge/diner I painted some frames in the same grey that I painted the chairs in. I would highly encourage anyone to do this to any frames that are in need of a bit of a freshen up, it’s super quick and easy . . .

HOW TO UPCYCLE A FRAME

You will need
* Photo frame
* Chalky paint – colour of your choice
* Paintbrush
* DecoArt Creme/Wax
* Sandpaper

Step one – Start by removing the glass and backboard from the frame.
Step two – Apply the paint using a paintbrush and leave to dry. You may find that you need to apply more than one coat dependent on the finish on the frame that you are painting.
Step three – Once dry lightly sand with sandpaper to expose some of the original frame underneath.
Step four – Seal with a coat of the creme/wax and leave to dry completely.
Step five – Re-insert the glass, your picture and the backboard . . . and voila! your new(ish!) frame is complete!

Upcycling #Homecraft
If you want to do plant pots like I have you follow the exact same method as above, but make sure you leave the pots inside for a few days after applying the creme/wax to allow if to fully work it’s magic.

Upcycling #Homecraft

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