It’s not a very exciting frame, but at $3.00 apiece, they were affordable. I just wasn’t happy with the prospect of hanging these washed-out looking oak-ish frames on my walls.
This deep red paint made me nervous. But with only $3.00 invested in the frame, I went for it. I used a sponge to apply the paint and worked it into the wood like lotion. It was a very thin coat and not too perfect.
Yes, I know that adding the black looks frightening. Just trust me on this one. Add just a few streaks of black here and there. I used some old denim material salvaged from some old jeans. Makes clean-up super easy!
Another, larger piece of denim worked well to add a thin coat of red right over the top of the black streaks.
It took about ten minutes per frame, start to finish.
And yes, that’s a coffee lid that I’m using as a paint tray. It works.
I like the seasoned look this process gave the frames.
I love the way these frames look on the wall!