Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fancy Weathered Frame

After discovering Americana's Weathered Wood, I have been completely inspired. I have always loved the look of anything Shabby Chic, and this stuff makes it more than easy to create. I took an old, slightly unsightly frame, a couple of my favorite paint colors, Weathered Wood, ribbon and some sparkle...
To make this!To use the Weathered Wood, you simply apply a base coat of acrylic paint...
Then paint on an even layer of the Weathered Wood...Then another light coat of your top paint choice. As you are painting, the top layer begins to crackle, giving your frame an awesome texture.

Now to finish it up, I wanted to add a little 'chic' touch. I simply hot glued a sparkle-ly button onto a complimentary ribbon choice, and hot glued both to the frame.
This was the final result...
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Louley's Belles January 6, 2011 at 6:07 AM  

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Tiffany January 6, 2011 at 7:47 AM  

Gorgeous! Love the weathered look and your frame turned out beautiful! The addition of the ribbon and sparkly button are just perfect.

Beth January 6, 2011 at 8:51 AM  

This is beautiful!! :) Thanks for sharing!!


Jessica January 6, 2011 at 9:16 AM  

So cute and that adorable table is is so versatile!

WobiSobi January 6, 2011 at 9:48 AM  

So cute and looks easy. Love it!

Sam @ The Ellison Family Expansion Plan January 6, 2011 at 12:46 PM  

How pretty! I love it. I may have to try this myself. I've got a whole box of old frames that could be put to good use!


gail@My Repurposed Life January 6, 2011 at 4:35 PM  

The ribbon and the bling really dress it up! The pretty faces don't hurt the look either. :)

Livvy January 6, 2011 at 4:56 PM  

LOVE! Thanks for the quick how to!

Diane Foster January 6, 2011 at 6:25 PM  

very nice...thanks so much for explaining this so well (I need it spelled out LOL) and thanks for sharing

Morgan G January 6, 2011 at 7:59 PM  

Do they carry that at most craft stores? Or is it a special thing online?

Erin A January 6, 2011 at 8:10 PM  

I love this! The bow and button make it completely perfect, great job.

Jen January 6, 2011 at 11:03 PM  

Love this!! I need to go get some crackle paint. Adds a nice rustic character. :0)

craftykat January 7, 2011 at 1:35 AM  

I tried the Weathered Wood Crackling Medium over the summer, and I like it much better than the DecoArt brand- it's a lot easier being able to let it dry all the way first. I'm been proclaiming my love for this brand on my own blog recently too! I've really fallen for the look of crackling- frames, signs, you name it! How cool that somebody else likes it just as much :) Fantastic frame- I love the luxurious ribbon!

Doreen January 7, 2011 at 10:54 AM  

Happy New Year. I just found your blog from the "I will Craft" blog; have to say I clicked on your link because I love your blog name! I am into everything lemon yellow now. Look forward to following you this year.

Robert January 7, 2011 at 12:07 PM  

Absolutely awesome and very elegant!

Anonymous January 8, 2011 at 8:56 AM  

So cool! Definitely going to try this!

Fowl Single File January 8, 2011 at 9:24 AM  

What a neat product! The satiny bow is the perfect's beautiful!!

Bec January 8, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

I didn't know such a product existed! I learned that elmer's glue does the exact same thing (use it instead of the weathered wood stuff) and it gives great crackle-ies!


Blessed Mommy of 2 January 8, 2011 at 12:31 PM  

Very nice and elegant! Love it!

Dannyelle January 8, 2011 at 1:57 PM  

Thanks for sharing such a neat product. I love your bling also! Beautiful project. Visiting from

Tania Grim January 8, 2011 at 2:19 PM  

I awarded you on my blog :)

Karen January 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM  

Darling frame! Love your blog!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle January 9, 2011 at 6:50 PM  

This is great!
I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

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Unknown January 14, 2011 at 10:25 PM  

Simply?!? (weathered wood, I mean) Well, I'm crackle-challenged. Actually, crackle-impaired. I've tried a lot of products but it's always a mess. People don't believe me but it's true. So I really admire your little frame. And the embellishments make it just darling!

Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

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