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Chalk Painted Frames

Take an ordinary frame and distress it using the beautiful new Martha Stewart Vintage Decor paint.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Vintage Décor Paint Brush
Item #33543
Use this ergonomically designed, easy-grip brush for applying Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Paint or Vintage Decor Wax. Hint: While the Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Wax is water-based, we recommend having a brush designated for paint and a separate brush designated for wax to ensure that you do not contaminate your wax or paint product.

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Color Paint Set September 2014
Item #MSSEP14
Our brand new Vintage Decor Paint provides this month's palette, inspired by Martha's collectibles. Its matte chalk finish is perfect for updating your home decor! Kit includes full-color project inspiration and the following colors and wax: Wedding Cake, Antique Sky, Eucalyptus, Charcoal, Linen, and Clear Wax.

Other Supplies
Various different size frames from Michaels
Cotton Cloth


  1. Clean your painted surface with a glass cleaner to remove any dirt, dust, or oil. 
  2. Using the vintage decor brush, paint the base of your frame with a color of your choice. Wait for it to completely dry before painting a second coat. 
  3. Paint your next color directly over your previous color. Let dry completely.
  4. Taking the sandpaper, begin distressing your frame by sanding areas where you want to create a "worn" effect. 
  5. Wipe off any excess sanding dust before proceeding to the next step.
  6. Taking the vintage decor brush, apply a layer of clear wax. Let dry completely.
  7. Next, using the vintage decor brush, apply a very thin layer of antique wax, making sure to get in the crevices for an antique look. Once applied, wipe away the access antique wax with a cotton cloth. Let dry completely. Your project will cure on its own and be ready for use in 7 days.

See other ideas in the Martha Stewart Crafts DIY Gift Guide

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